Pro-Russian separatists recently shot down army plane

Pro-Russian separatists shot down a cargo plane in east Ukraine last month, killing 49 servicemen. Charred debris from the army transport plane was scattered for hundreds of metres when it came down 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.
Pro-Russian separatists walk at the site of the crash of the II-76 army transport plane in Luhansk. Credit: Reuters

Rebel forces scoured the wreckage for ammunition that had been intended for the government forces in east Ukraine.

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