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Ukraine: Donetsk airport under renewed bombardment00:54

Ukraine: Donetsk airport under renewed bombardment

Ukraine, Donetsk
January 12, 2015 at 11:21 GMT +00:00 · Published

The continued sound of exploding shells could be heard coming from the area around Donetsk International Airport, Monday.

The airport has seen some of the heaviest fighting during the conflict in east Ukraine, with forces loyal to Kiev and militia of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DNR/DPR) battling it out for control of the facility.

A ceasefire set out in the Minsk agreements of September 5 has repeatedly been violated since it was signed. A new truce was agreed on by commanders of both sides when they met at the airport on December 5, and appeared to be holding until January 8.

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The continued sound of exploding shells could be heard coming from the area around Donetsk International Airport, Monday.

The airport has seen some of the heaviest fighting during the conflict in east Ukraine, with forces loyal to Kiev and militia of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DNR/DPR) battling it out for control of the facility.

A ceasefire set out in the Minsk agreements of September 5 has repeatedly been violated since it was signed. A new truce was agreed on by commanders of both sides when they met at the airport on December 5, and appeared to be holding until January 8.

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