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Ukraine military plane hit by gunfire above rebel-held town

A pro-Russia woman speaks to pro-Ukrainian supporters holding Ukrainian flags during a rally in the center of the eastern city of Donetsk on April 22, 2014. (AFP PHOTO/ ANATOLII STEPANOV)

KIEV: A Ukrainian military surveillance plane was hit and damaged by small arms fire as it was on a reconnaissance flight over the rebel-held eastern town of Slavyansk, the defence ministry told AFP on Tuesday.

The plane, a propellor-driven Antonov An-30, safely made an emergency landing, the ministry said. None of its crew members was hurt.

 

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