TV News LIES

Friday, Oct 31st

Last update05:45:03 AM GMT

You are here News International Separatists in Ukraine seize Donetsk airport, rail station, declare martial law

Separatists in Ukraine seize Donetsk airport, rail station, declare martial law

E-mail Print PDF

sepaatists declare martial law in UkraineThe Ukrainian military staged an airborne assault and air attacks against pro-Russian separatists who seized the biggest airport in eastern Ukraine early Monday. But hours of gun battles left the strategic facility in dispute, and the fighting spread to city of Donetsk.

Even as ballots were being counted in Kiev after Ukraine’s historic presidential election, at least 10 Russian-made Mi-8 and Mi-24 helicopters landed troops at the airport early Monday afternoon, touching off a volley of rebel fire from automatic small arms and anti-aircraft weapons.

Later, helicopters fired rockets and cannon at anti-aircraft emplacements, a Reuters photographer reported.

Gun battles continued throughout the afternoon, but the insurgents appeared to hold on to the initiative. It took the Ukrainian military 11 hours to send in reinforcements, but it never blocked the sole road to the airport, over which insurgents twice sent additional troops.

More


Most Recent Related Stories...


Foreign jihadists flocking to Iraq and Syria on 'unprecedented scale' – UN

Jhadists signing upThe United Nations has warned that foreign jihadists are swarming into the twin conflicts in Iraq...

Shutdown of Al-Aqsa mosque a 'declaration of war,' say Palestinian leaders

al Qsa MosqueThe Palestinian leadership has slammed the Israeli shutdown of the Al-Aqsa mosque in the aftermath of...

Sweden recognizes Palestinian state

Sweden recognizes Palestinian stateSweden officially recognized the Palestinian state Thursday, calling it a crucial step in encouraging other countries...

About 100 missing in Sri Lanka mudslide

Sri-Lanka mudslideAbout 100 people are feared dead following a landslide in central Sri Lanka, the government says.The...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!