The Ukrainian army has suffered the biggest loss so far in the war against the south-east provinces of the country controlled by pro-Russian militia.
Friday night rebel forces shot down an IL-76 transport plane, which was carrying supplies and troops to the military airport near Luhansk killing everyone on board.
The Ukrainian military controls only the airport, the surrounding area is firmly under the control of the people's militia.
To relieve the Ukrainian forces trapped in the airport Kiev launched an air and ground attack against the people's militia; but rebels blew up the bridge near Schastya preventing the Ukrainian army's armored vehicles from carry supplies to the beleaguered troops in the airport.
(hidfo.net – hungarianambiance.com)