Terrorists shoot down Ukrainian helicopter, general dead

“Terrorists have used Russian man-portable air-defense systems to shoot down our helicopter transporting soldiers,” head of the Verkhovna Rada Oleksandr Turchynov said. “14 soldiers and general Kulchitski have died.”

The MI-8 brought food, water and bulletproof vests to Mount Karachun, UNIAN reports. Soldiers leaving for vacations boarded the helicopter that shot down a few minutes later. The fuel tanks exploded, nobody survived.

This is the third helicopter shot down by militants.

Photo: UNIAN