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Gunfire, airstrikes leave Donetsk Intl airport up in smoke
Russian Times ^ | 5-26-14 | RT

Posted on 05/26/2014 5:45:53 AM PDT by dynachrome

Intensive gunfire and blasts have been heard in the vicinity of Donetsk International Airport in eastern Ukraine, and two fighter jets are flying over the facility, witnesses and self-defense forces said.

The Ukrainian military are bombing the Donetsk airport, self-defense forces reported on Twitter. Earlier, at least three helicopters were seen flying towards the airport.

“The Ukrainian occupiers are conducting missile and bomb strikes on Donetsk International Airport. They are deploying military aircraft,” the message said.

"I have heard at least three blasts. Helicopters are circling over the city and military jets can be heard flying by," witnesses told local daily Ostrov.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: donerskairport; donetsk; donetskairport; russia; russiantimes; ukraine; ukrainecrisis
Recap from Bloomberg. Via Zerohedge.com

"Here is the brief recap of events as summarized by Bloomberg:

Helicopters and planes seen, explosions heard in area of airport. Airport building on fire Paratroopers started clearing airport grounds after separatists ignored 1pm deadline to leave: Ostrov website Troops destroy anti-aircraft weapon used by terrorists, local 62 newswire writes citing armed forces press secretary Aleksey Dmitrashkovsky Ukraine using air strikes against rebels: Russian state-run RIA Novosti"

1 posted on 05/26/2014 5:45:53 AM PDT by dynachrome
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To: dynachrome

There are infestations Orkin can’t handle.


2 posted on 05/26/2014 6:14:00 AM PDT by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: dynachrome

Paul Hansen, Swedish Journalist, 6 minutes ago:

Donetsk Airport: Darkness falls with heavy rain.
In the surrounding woods. Hundreds of Pro-rus soldiers taking positions

From numerous tweets, they have had rain and heavy storms for the last hour or so, no air ops. Sounds as if the Kiev troops are stranded on the airport, and the militia is getting ready to attack.


3 posted on 05/26/2014 8:59:04 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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