LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's acting president says 14 soldiers, including a general, have been killed when their helicopter was shot down by rebels in eastern Ukraine.

Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov said rebels used a portable air defense missile Thursday to down the helicopter over the city of Slovyansk in eastern Ukraine.

He told parliament that Gen. Serhiy Kulchyskiy was among those who died, according to the Interfax news agency.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Read or Share this story: http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/nation/2014/05/29/ukraine-military-helicopter-shot-down-14-dead/9710139/