Ukrainian and Russian generals trying to agree ceasefire at Donetsk aiport

16:23, 01 December 2014
Ukraine
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The leaders of a military liaison group of Ukrainian and Russian servicemen headed to Donetsk international airport on Monday morning to try to achieve a ceasefire between the sides battling over the facility, the press center of the government’s Anti-Terrorist Operation wrote on its Facebook page on Monday.

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"In order to resolve the crisis situation at Donetsk international airport, measures are being taken by the [liaison group] for ceasefire monitoring and coordination. This morning, the Ukrainian and Russian leaders of the group headed to that area," the posting reads.

Ukraine is represented by Lieutenant-General Vladimir Askarov, and Russia by Lieutenant-General Alexander Lentsov.

The purpose of the trip is to end the attacks on the strategic facility and reduce degree of tension on both sides, the press service said.

According to the liaison group, as of 1300 there had been 11 incidents of shelling at Donetsk airport today.

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