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People’s militia in Lugansk says it repels air raid Friday

June 07, 2014, 2:56 UTC+3 LUGANSK
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LUGANSK, June 07 /ITAR-TASS/. People’s militia in Ukraine’s self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) says it has repelled an air raid on the city, the chief of the LPR press-service, Vladimir Inogorodsky, has told Itar-Tass.

“There has been an attempted air raid by two drones and two warplanes. An air alert was announced and fire opened. The planes - Sukhoi-27 fighter jets - left. They had approached from Chuguyev, a base near Kharkov. The drones are still roaming around,” Inogorodsky said.

According to earlier reports the air space over the Lugansk and Donetsk regions of Ukraine is closed.

“We declare an air alert in case of any intrusion into the air space,” Inogorodsky added.

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