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Ukrainian military retakes control of Donetsk Airport

The Ukrainian military retook control of the Donetsk Airport in rebel-controlled Donetsk, a spokesman announced Tuesday.
By JC Finley   |   July 22, 2014 at 8:13 AM   |   Comments

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KIEV, Ukraine, July 22 (UPI) -- The Ukrainian military announced Tuesday that government forces had retaken control of Donetsk Airport from Russian-backed rebels.

Donetsk is one of the remaining rebel strongholds in restive eastern Ukraine, and the focus of a government-led counter-terrorism operation.

"The active stage of the counter-terrorist operation continues," Ukrainian military spokesman Vladislav Seleznev told CNN. "The government is now at full control of the airport and the road leading to it."

A warning from the Donetsk City Council directed residents to stay inside.

According to the statement, the city council reported gunfire and explosions near the airport and the Zhovtneva Mine compound. Power outages continued, and the Zakdidny bus terminal was closed.

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