• A Ukrainian general and 11 servicemen were killed Thursday when pro-Russian rebels shot down a military helicopter near Slovyansk in the restive eastern regions of Ukraine.

    SLOVYANSK, UKRAINE - MAY 13: Ukranian military soldiers man a highway checkpoint on May 13, 2014 near Slovyansk, Ukraine. At least 6 Ukranian soldiers were killed and more were reportedly injured by pro-Russian separatists in the nearby city of Kramatorsk. Credit John Moore/Getty Images
    LAST UPDATE : May 29, 2014, 11:06 AM EDT