Dozens killed as Ukraine forces re-take Donetsk airport


Ukraine‘s government said it inflicted “significant“ losses on pro-Russian rebels in the east and retook Donetsk airport a day after President-elect Petro Poroshenko vowed to wipe out the separatists. Troops killed “dozens“ of rebels without suffering any losses, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said, while the mayor‘s office in Donetsk said 40 people died and 31 were wounded. Gunmen also broke through the border from Russia after a…

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