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He said the Krym (Crimea) Battalion, which earlier circulated reports of the use of such weapons, was not in the region of Donetsk airport.

"White phosphorus [attacks] on our positions were not seen, and only conventional weapons were used,” Mazepa said.

“As for the information that was spread by the Krym Battalion: At the moment in the region of Donetsk airport there are only army units, and the Krym battalion is not there – this is another fake, which aims to change the picture on the front lines."