Truce bypasses Donetsk airport, symbol of conflict in eastern Ukraine




 
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October 6th, 2014  
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Topic: Truce bypasses Donetsk airport, symbol of conflict in eastern Ukraine


By Gabriela Baczynska DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - While fighting in much of eastern Ukraine has been calmed by a month-old truce, it rages unabated at the airport near Donetsk, turning a shiny symbol of the country's Western integration into a shattered mirror of its future prospects. The new terminal European soccer fans used in 2012 to reach some of the matches hosted by Ukraine is now a pitted hulk, a strategic target for the pro-Western Kiev government and the rebels pulling the ex-Soviet republic back into Moscow's orbit. The airport sits some 10 km (six miles) from the city center. ...

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