02.10.14 13:24

Fighting for Donetsk Airport Continues. It Is Completely Controlled by Ukrainian Troops, NSDC Says

At the moment, the terrorists continue to storm the Donetsk airport. There are no losses among the defenders of the airport.

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This was stated by NSDC Information Center speaker Andrii Lysenko, Ukrainska Pravda reports.

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He reminded that the assault on the airport resumed at 6 a.m. Currently, the fighting continues.

"Now the fighting continues, so we will provide more detailed information throughout the day," Lysenko said.

According to him, on Wednesday after two attacks with tanks and Grad systems, the militants stormed the airport 4 times. "Our soldiers heroically held the line, all attacks were repulsed with heavy losses on the part of the terrorists," the representative of the National Security and Defense Council stated.

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According to Lysenko, as of the morning, none of the Ukrainian soldiers in the Donetsk airport were killed, but there are wounded.

At the same time, he assured that the airport is not surrounded, thus, the soldiers receive assistance and they have everything they need - food supplies as well as ammunition.

"The whole territory of the airport is under the control of the Ukrainian troops. There is manpower, ammunition, food - everything necessary to defend. And it all constantly comes in, because the airport is not surrounded," Lysenko said.

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In addition, Lysenko denied information of the Donbas battalion commander Semen Semenchenko that the militants had captured two airport terminals.

He assured that the airport is under complete control of the Ukrainian military.

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