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Ukrainian army controls part of airport premises – Defense Ministry

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The fierce fighting for the Donetsk airport continued as of 9 a.m. on Thursday, says a report posted on the Ukrainian Defense Ministry website.

"A part of airport buildings and premises remain under control of Ukrainian servicemen. The fighting around the airport went on as of 9 a.m. on January 22," the report said.

According to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, six servicemen were killed, 16 were injured and afterwards taken prisoner and 20 left the devastated terminals on Wednesday.

Ukraine's Aidar special regiment said earlier on Thursday that Ukrainian servicemen had had to retreat from their positions at the Donetsk airport.

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