First ar strike against Donetsk insurgents under new president

The Ukraine government reports that war planes carried out an air strike against the pro-Russian separatists who seized Donetsk’s international airport terminal in eastern early Monday, most likely on orders of the just-elected president Petro Poroshenko. The separatists forced the airport’s closure to flights. The separatists forced the airport’s closure to flights.  Heavy gunfire is now reported there, with thick black smoke rising from the area. Military aircraft have been seen overhead. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Russia is ready for dialogue with the new president.


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