Ukrainian separatists scour shot plane for ammunition

The rebel shoulders were scoured the debris for ammunition. Credit: Reuters

Russian separatists in Ukraine shoot down an army transport plane in eastern Ukraine, killing 49 people. President Petro Poroshenko promised an "adequate" response to the attack.

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The debris scattered across several hundred metres. Credit: Reuters

Charred debris was scattered for hundreds of metres over the sloping wheat field where the plane came down overnight near Novohannivka, a village 12 miles southeast of Luhansk.

Pro-Russian separatists walk at the site of the crash of the II-76 army transport plane in Luhansk. Credit: Reuters

A platoon of rebel forces clad in camouflage fatigues scoured through the ruins for ammunition that had been intended for the government forces in east Ukraine.

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