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'More than 50 killed' in Donetsk fighting

Pro-Russian rebels have said the death toll during two days of fighting in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk has now risen to 50. Ukraine's military launched a strike on rebels who had taken the international airport in the eastern city.

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'At least one killed' in battle for Donetsk airport

A Ukrainian helicopter Mi-24 gunship fires its cannons against rebels above the airport. Credit: Reuters

At least one person has been killed and two injured during an assault on Donetsk airport, local authorities have said.

There was no full account from either side of casualties. But the press service of the regional administration said one man had been killed and two injured from shrapnel of a shell which struck a part of the railway station serving the airport.

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