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Ukrainian troops take control of roads to Donetsk from airport

July 21, 2014, 14:48 UTC+3 21 21/7
Fighting was continuing near the residential sites of Marinovka, Krasnaya Zorya and Tarany
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KIEV, July 21. /ITAR-TASS/. Ukrainian troops had taken control of the main ways to Donetsk from the airport, a spokesman for the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council, Andrei Lysenko, said on Monday.

"We have managed to seize the main ways leading to Donetsk from the side of Donetsk airport," he said.

Fighting was continuing near the residential sites of Marinovka, Krasnaya Zorya and Tarany.

As was reported earlier, Donetsk was being intensively shelled.

Ukrainian warplanes delivered an air strike by unguided rocket projectiles at the railway station in the city of Donetsk on Monday morning. Around six projectiles were fired. Railway tracks and a locomotive were damaged in projectile blasts. The marketplace is on fire. The mayor’s office noted that the bus terminal was closed and the traffic was restricted.

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