Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:21PM
The Ukrainian army says its troops have lost control of the main terminal of the Donetsk airport, which has been the scene of fierce clashes between pro-Russia fighters and Kiev’s forces in recent weeks.
On Thursday, Vladyslav Seleznyov, a spokesman for the Ukrainian military, admitted that Kiev’s troops had late on Wednesday decided to leave the airport’s main building, which had been in their control since late May 2014.
Meanwhile, Ukraine’s Azov regiment commander, Andriy Biletsky, admitted defeat on his Facebook page and wrote, “We lost the airport.”
Ukrainian officials said fighting still continues between pro-Russia forces and government troops around the ruins of the Donetsk air hub.
The loss of the airport’s main terminal is viewed as a major blow to Ukrainian forces.
The new development comes after at least 13…
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