Ukraine Commemorates Anniversary of Donetsk Airport’s Defense
The defense of the Donetsk airport lasted for 242 days and ended on Jan. 21, 2015
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Today, Ukraine commemorates five years since the beginning of the defense of the Donetsk airport.
The first battle there took place on May 26, 2014, when Russian-backed militants attacked the airport, the General Staff of the Armed Forces press service reported.
“The Armed Forces of Ukraine first showed their character in a battle with a superior and strong opponent. The successful operation became a turning point for the Ukrainian military and determined the future of the Antiterrorist Operation,” the statement said.
The Donetsk airport’s defense lasted for 242 days and ended on Jan. 21, 2015. More than 200 of its defenders were killed.
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