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Ukraine promises "adequate response" over shot-down plane

Published on Jun 14, 2014 7:41 PM
 
Pro-Russian separatists walk at the site of the crash of the Il-76 Ukrainian army transport plane in Luhansk, on June 14, 2014. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko summoned his defence and security chiefs for consultations on Saturday after pro-Russian separatists shot down a military transport plane in east Ukraine, killing 49 people. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

KIEV (REUTERS) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko summoned his defence and security chiefs for consultations on Saturday after pro-Russian separatists shot down a military transport plane in east Ukraine, killing 49 people.

"All those involved in cynical acts of terrorism of this magnitude must be punished. Ukraine needs peace. However, the terrorists will receive an adequate response," Poroshenko said in a statement released by his press service.

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