RUSSIA SHOOTS DOWN UKRAINIAN PLANE – Moves Troops to Border
A Ukrainian military plane was shot down today by an advanced missile – Russia was blamed for the attack.
Meanwhile Russia moved troops to the Ukrainian border.
Amateur video show the plane being shot from the sky–
The BBC reported:
A Ukrainian military transport aircraft has been shot down in the east, amid fighting with pro-Russian separatist rebels, Ukrainian officials say.
They say the An-26 plane was hit at an altitude of 6,500m (21,325ft).
The plane was targeted with “a more powerful missile” than a shoulder-carried missile, “probably fired” from Russia. The crew survived, reports say.
Russia has made no comment. Separately, Nato reported a Russian troop build-up near the Ukraine border.
A Nato official confirmed to the BBC that the alliance had observed a significant increase of Russian troops, bringing their number to up to 12,000.