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Pro-Russia Rebels Shoot Down Ukrainian Military Plane, Killing All 49 Aboard

Pro-Russian separatists search for ammunition at the site of the crash of the Il-76 Ukrainian army transport plane in Luhansk, June 14, 2014. Ukraine’s new president vowed to “punish” pro-Russian insurgents on Saturday after they shot down a transport aircraft, killing 49 people in the bloodiest loss for the security forces since the rebellion began. The Ilyushin-76 (IL-76) was destroyed as it came in to land at Luhansk airport shortly before 1am local time. Footage from a CCTV camera shows an explosion lighting up the night sky over the city, followed by a second detonation apparently caused by the plane hitting the ground. There is no sign of anti-aircraft gunfire in the sequence. Footage…