Ukrainian troops retake most of Donetsk airport from rebels

Ukrainian troops have recaptured almost all the territory of Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine they had lost to separatists in recent weeks and thousands gathered in Kiev for a state-sponsored peace march. Sunday’s offensive brought fighting close to the industrial city of Donetsk, the center of a pro-Russian rebellion, while shelling intensified in other parts of the region known as “Donbass”. With attempts to restart peace talks stalled, pro-Russian rebels have stepped up attacks in the past week and casualties have mounted, including 13 civilians killed in an attack on a passenger bus, which Kiev blamed on the separatists.



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