Dozens of Ukraine rebels killed

p20374World-News-3-1

Published: Friday 23rd January 2015 by The News Editor

Comments (0)

Twenty four Russian-backed separatists in east Ukraine have been killed in a rocket attack on the recently captured airport outside their main stronghold city of Donetsk, rebel sources said.

Rebel defence spokesman Eduard Basurin said the terminal was targeted by Ukrainian government forces today with Uragan multiple rocket launchers.

The separatist seizure of the virtually obliterated airport this week after months of bitter battles was a major blow for the beleaguered Ukrainian offensives in the east.

Diplomats from Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany met this week to thrash out a tentative dividing line from which the warring sides would pull back their heavy weapons.

Separatists have warned, however, that they intend to continue their advances and take more territory.

Published: Friday 23rd January 2015 by The News Editor

Comments (0)

Local business search