Ukrainian citizens arrive back after deadly blasts in Istanbul airport

19:10, 29 June 2016
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Those heading for Odesa saw attacks from above, while those bound to Kyiv rushed through the passport control, Ukraine Today reported.

The Ukrainians that have just landed in their homeland, witnessed the explosion at Istanbul airport from the sky. Some of them watched the tragedy to unfold from the plane's side-window. The others ran desperately from the fire without any passport control, according to Ukraine Today.

"The crowd rushed to the passport control, some men broke the door. I was praying so much while flying, all I asked for was a safe landing,” one of the passengers told Ukraine Today. “No one knew what could have happened inside the plane."

In Odesa airport at 01:00, the people meeting their families just heard about the terrorist attack at Ataturk airport, now all they were wanted was to see their relatives alive and kicking.

Some people refused from travelling saying they were now afraid of visiting Turkey. The others in turn report no wish to refuse from the holidays on Mediterranean coast.

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