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Ukraine: Aftermath of tank battle, Putilovsky bridge destroyed00:39

Ukraine: Aftermath of tank battle, Putilovsky bridge destroyed

Ukraine, Donetsk
January 18, 2015 at 16:46 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Putilovsky Bridge near Donetsk International Airport was destroyed during heavy fighting between Kiev forces and fighters of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DNR/DPR), Sunday. The bridge was blown in half during shelling that accompanied an assault by Kiev forces on areas held by the DNR militias.

DNR officials say the assault, which lasted several hours, may have been a feint before a planned larger attack to retake a terminal of Donetsk International Airport. DNR officials say their forces beat off the attack.

Kiev resumed its military assault in eastern Ukraine on Sunday despite receiving a proposal Thursday night from Russian President Vladimir Putin that both sides of the conflict withdraw their heavy artillery, Putin’s press secretary said Sunday.

Ukraine: Aftermath of tank battle, Putilovsky bridge destroyed00:39
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The Putilovsky Bridge near Donetsk International Airport was destroyed during heavy fighting between Kiev forces and fighters of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DNR/DPR), Sunday. The bridge was blown in half during shelling that accompanied an assault by Kiev forces on areas held by the DNR militias.

DNR officials say the assault, which lasted several hours, may have been a feint before a planned larger attack to retake a terminal of Donetsk International Airport. DNR officials say their forces beat off the attack.

Kiev resumed its military assault in eastern Ukraine on Sunday despite receiving a proposal Thursday night from Russian President Vladimir Putin that both sides of the conflict withdraw their heavy artillery, Putin’s press secretary said Sunday.

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