Sunday, September 14, 2014

Ukraine fights off attack on Donetsk airport by pro-Russia forces

Russian rocket launchers seen moving through eastern city as Ukraine's PM says his country is in 'stage of war' with Russia

Martin Williams and agencies
theguardian.com, Saturday 13 September 2014

Ukraine's military says it has successfully defended the government-held airport in Donetsk from an attack by pro-Russia rebels.

A large plume of black smoke hung over the airport after it came under artillery fire late on Friday, in one of the biggest battles since a fragile ceasefire was declared.

Continuous rocketfire could be heard overnight in the city of Donetsk, controlled by pro-Russia forces. City officials said shells had hit residential buildings near the airport, although no casualties were reported.

A column of three Russian multiple rocket launchers was seen moving freely through Donetsk on Saturday morning.

(More here.)

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