Militants renew attacks near Donetsk airport, ‘situation difficult’

16:12, 29 May 2015
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Russian-backed militants have renewed their attacks in the area of the Donetsk airport, National Security and Defense Council spokesman Andriy Lysenko said at a briefing in Kyiv on Friday, according to an UNIAN correspondent.


According to Lysenko, the militants are firing 120mm mortars and 122mm artillery guns on Donetsk airport.

"The situation is also tense in the village of Marinka and in adjacent territories. In particular, the militants fired Grad multiple rocket launchers for half an hour on our positions in the village of Berezove of Marinskiy district," he said.

"The militants are firing not only on the Ukrainian military. In the morning, they fired 120mm mortars on the village of Hranitne," Lysenko said.

In addition, a firefight with the use of small arms took place near the town of Horlivka last night. The militant also fired rocket-propelled grenades near the village of Kirove.

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