NSDC: Ukrainian soldiers control Donetsk airport fire station, meteorological tower and runway

14:28, 26 January 2015
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The Ukrainian defenders at Donetsk airport control the wrecked facility’s fire station, meteorological tower and runway, while the other areas of the airport are under the control of Russian-backed militants, Deputy Head of Information and Analytical Center of the National Security and Defense Council Volodymyr Polioviy said at a press conference in Kyiv on Monday, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

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"Donetsk airport partially controlled by our soldiers," Polioviy said.

"The front line passes directly through Donetsk airport, while the old and new terminals are completely destroyed,” he said.

“Our soldiers are maintaining their defenses near the fire station, the meteorological tower and runway.

"The rest of the Donetsk airport is under the control of the Russian-backed insurgents.

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