Pro-Russia separatists barricaded airbase entrance

Pro-Russia separatists barricaded the entrance to the Kramatorsk airbase in eastern Ukraine as they faced off with Ukrainian guards.

Pro-Russia separatists build a barricade in front of a Ukrainian airbase in Kramatorsk.
Pro-Russia separatists build a barricade in front of a Ukrainian airbase in Kramatorsk. Credit: REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Ukraine's acting president Oleksander Turchinov said the airfield has now been retaken from the pro-Russia separatists.

Pro-Russia separatists hold their hands up in front of the Kramatorsk airbase.
Pro-Russia separatists hold their hands up in front of the Kramatorsk airbase. Credit: REUTERS/Marko Djurica

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