Gunmen storm Donetsk airport for 5 hours, one Ukrainian soldier killed

14:41, 06 November 2014
Ukraine
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Militants launched massive attacks on Donetsk airport on Thursday morning, killing one Ukrainian soldier, according to a report from the Ukrainian Right Sector Volunteer Corps posted on a social network.

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"A strong attack on the airport was launched. At 0900, an attacked was launched on the [airport] tower, accompanied by massive artillery shelling, [and] one of the shells hit [one of our] positions. One man from the Right Sector was killed (a soldier from the 5th separate battalion Ukrainian Right Sector Volunteer Corps, an 18-year-old from Sumy)," the posting reads.

"As of the present time: the attack continues, and all of Ukraine’s artillery capacities have been deployed to repel the attack," Right Sector said.

As earlier reported, according to a report from the press center of the ATO (Anti-Terrorist Operation) during the night militants attacked the positions of the Ukrainian army 15 times in various areas in eastern Ukraine.

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