From 4 to 11 dead reported in Ukraine army’s recapture of key airfield

Several shots were heard Monday evening from the key East Ukraine airfield of Kramatorsk which Kiev said has been retaken from pro-Russian separatists in what it calls a “anti-terrorist operation” around Donetsk. The casualties are not confirmed by the separatists. Ukrainian Air Force jets were seen over the airfield. Pro-Russian activists have seized police buildings in nearly a dozen towns. Kiev also claims its operation is going on in Slaviansk. Moscow has warned Kiev not to go through with armed action against the pro-Russian regions of the east. Both Moscow and Washington have urged restraint in the crisis with a quadrilateral conference in Geneva scheduled for Thursday between the US, Russia, the EU and Ukrainians. A pro-Russian source in Donetsk said Kramatorsk airfield was not taken by Ukrainian army or air force but a faction called the “Right Sector" and foreign mercenaries.

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