January 22, 2015 / 8:03 AM / in 3 years

Part of Donetsk airport area remain under Ukrainian control: ministry

Smoke rises above a new terminal of the Sergey Prokofiev International Airport after the recent shelling during fighting between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian government forces in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, November 9, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine’s defense ministry said on Thursday part of Donetsk airport’s buildings and territory in separatist east Ukraine remained under the control of the Kiev military as fighting continued with pro-Russian rebels.

The ministry said six soldiers had been killed in the past 24 hours.

Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Writing by Alessandra Prentice

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