A picture taken on July 14, 2014 displays fragments of a Ukrainian AN-26 transport aircraft near the small eastern village of Davido-Nikolsk, in the Lugansk region, on July 14, 2014
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Ukraine crisis: Video 'shows military plane downed'

A Ukrainian military transport aircraft has been shot down in the east of the country, amid fighting with pro-Russian separatist rebels, Ukrainian officials say.

They say the crew of the An-26 plane managed to parachute to safety, after it was hit at an altitude of 6,500m (21,325ft). Russia has made no comment.

Amateur video posted online on Monday, which cannot be independently verified, appears to show the moment the aircraft was downed.

Jon Sopel reports.

  • 14 Jul 2014
  • From the section Europe
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