(Orginal Source BBC
) - A Ukrainian army helicopter has been shot down by Pro-Russian rebels near Sloviansk resulting in the deaths of 14 people including a general.
Interim Ukrainian President Olexander Turchyno stated the rebels used a Russian-made anti-aircraft system.
President-elect Petro Poroshenko has vowed to stop the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine. The town of Sloviansk has seen upheaval and fighting between Pro-Russian separatists and government forces in recent weeks.
Moscow has reiterated calls for Ukraine’s government to end the conflict and engage in a dialogue.