20 September 2017
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General Staff: Ukrainian soldiers move 1.5 km back from Donetsk airport

The Ukrainian armed forces have moved back 1.5 kilometers from Donetsk airport Chief of the General Staff and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko said on Thursday, according to Ukrainian television’s 112 Ukraine channel. 

"Ukrainian soldiers managed to stabilize the situation near the villages of Olenivka and Pisky, Avdiivka and Donetsk airport, and to take a number of vantage points that give the opportunity to control the territory of the Donetsk airport," he said.

"The administrative zone of the Donetsk airport is of no value, as it was completely destroyed as a result of intense military actions. In this case, we were forced to move the Ukrainian soldiers to more advantageous positions, 1.5 kilometers from the runway," Muzhenko said.

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