Pro-Russian rebels shoot down helicopter with NATO officials on board over eastern Ukraine. The self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic’s (DPR) ministry of defence claims the chopper was downed over rebel-held territory of Krasnogorovka, in Donetsk, on October 12. It was revealed on October 13 that a Ukrainian helicopter had allegedly attempted to attack on separatist militia positions, and was shot down.

Spokesperson for the pro-Russia rebel group, Eduard Basurin, today claimed several NATO military officials were on board the aircraft, Russian news agency TASS reported. It is currently unclear whether there were any casualties. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story. FULL REPORT