Heavy fighting in Donetsk airport for 36 hours, two Ukrainians killed

12:03, 01 December 2014
Ukraine
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Fighting over the last 36 hours in Donetsk airport was very intense, with two Ukrainian soldiers being killed and another 18 injured, according to preliminary reports, Assistant Secretary of Defense Yuriy Biriukov wrote on his Facebook page late on Sunday evening.

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"This is the latest information at Donetsk airport: On Sunday, as of 2325, [there were lots of] calls, meetings, decisions. All responsible from Pisky and Tonenke are in touch, including the president, [defense] minister and the National General Staff in Kyiv," he wrote.

Biriukov also reported later that the night from Sunday to Monday had been difficult, but Ukrainian army forces were still in control of the situation.

"The Ukrainian army continues to prepare for combat missions in the winter period. Now they continue to work on the development of the infrastructure of field camps and places of deployment, as well as servicing weapons and military equipment."

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