The flurry of diplomatic activity came as Ukrainian government forces and rebels fought pitched battles in the arrivals and departure halls at the Donetsk airport, which has acquired symbolic importance for both sides. The terminals, refurbished for the Euro 2012 soccer tournament, have been reduced to smoking ruins, the Bloomberg writes.
The battle to defend the airport has become “a symbol of Ukrainian glory,” said Co-director of Foreign Relations and International Security Programmes at the Razumkov Centre Oleksiy Melnyk. …read more
Source: Razumkov Centre