: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Ukrainian military plane shot down by rocket


A Ukrainian military transport plane was shot down Monday along the country’s eastern border with Russia but all eight people aboard managed to bail out safely, the defense ministry said.

Ukraine’s Security Council spokesman Andrei Lysenko said data from the plane’s surviving crew suggested the rocket was either a surface-to-air Pantsir missile or a missile fired by a plane from Russia’s Millerovo Air Force base.

In London, Charles Heyman, a defense analyst and editor of the reference book Armed Forces of the European Union, said the missile was more likely fired by the Ukrainian rebels.

The Defense Ministry said Monday that government troops …read more

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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