Ukrainian Military Helicopter Shot Down by Rebels, 14 Killed

A helicopter carrying Ukraine military has been shot down by rebel soldiers in eastern Ukraine.

The attack killed 14 Ukraine soldiers including a general.

The helicopter was shot down Thursday over the city of Slovyansk, just 100 miles from the Russian border where intense fighting continues.

Black smoke was seen coming from the down helicopter.

Ukraine’s Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov says a portable air defense military missile was used by the rebels.