Ukraine to rebuild Donetsk airport, - Poroshenko

Source : 112 Ukraine

Combat actions for Donetsk airport lasted for 242 days
12:15, 20 January 2019

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Ukraine will rebuild destroyed airport in Donetsk, as President Poroshenko wrote on wrote on Twitter.

“We would restore Donetsk airport, there would always be a Ukrainian flag over its control tower, the flag which the “cyborgs” were raising again and again under the bullets and shells. The airport would be even better than before; it would be modernized. Imperishable memory to our fallen heroes! Glory to the defenders of Donetsk airport!” Poroshenko noted.

Related: Ukrainian MPs pay tribute to defenders of Donetsk airport

The battle for Donetsk airport began in May 2014 and lasted until January 2015. The Ukrainian military - the army, the National Guard, the Security Service, military volunteers - have been courageously defending their positions for 242 consecutive days, enduring the deadly attacks of pro-Kremlin militants and regular Russian troops. Some of the Russian troops, surprised by the fortitude of the Ukrainian fighters called them 'cyborgs'. 

Related: Two Ukrainian soldiers found killed in Donetsk region

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