Six Ukrainian soldiers killed in last day of fighting for Donetsk airport

12:38, 22 January 2015
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Six Ukrainian soldiers were killed and sixteen more wounded in the last day of fierce fighting for control of Donetsk airport, according to the statement issued by the press service of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense on Thursday.

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"Fierce fighting over the airport in Donetsk continues," the statement reads.

As reported by the Ministry of Defense, twenty members of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have left the territory of the terminal fighting because their positions were destroyed. Sixteen soldiers were injured and were taken prisoner by the militants.

As of 0900 on Thursday there was still fighting continuing around the airport, the Defense Ministry said.

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