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Ukraine's military defends Donetsk airport

  • The Ukrainian military has said that it prevented pro-Russian separatists from seizing Donetsk airport.

    The airport has become the site of some of the heaviest fighting between the two sides since the ceasefire was declared.

    Donetsk city in eastern Ukraine is controlled by rebel fighters.

    Meanwhile, Arseny Yatseniuk, Ukraine's prime minister, said Russia’s aim was to destroy Ukraine as an independent nation. He said Ukraine was “in a stage of war” with Russia.

     

    Tagged as: Ukrainian military, pro-Russia separatists, Donetsk airport, rebels, Arseny Yatseniuk, Ukraine conflict, world news