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Friday, 30 May 2014 - 11:43
Ukraine leader vows to crush rebels
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Ukraine's President-elect Petro Poroshenko has vowed to punish "bandits" after pro-Russian rebels shot down an army helicopter, killing 12.

The helicopter was shot down near the eastern city of Sloviansk.

An army general was among those killed.

Sloviansk has seen fierce fighting between the rebels and Ukraine's army.

Russia has reiterated calls for Ukraine to stop its military campaign against the pro-Moscow rebels and "start a real national dialogue".
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