Pro-Russian Rebels Pound Ukrainian Positions at Donetsk Airport

January 17, 2015 1:18 PM

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Pro-Russian separatists continued to pound the Donetsk airport, creating an “epicenter of tension” and forcing the Ukrainian military to rush in fresh troops to protect its tenuous hold on the strategically important site.

Three Ukrainian servicemen were killed and 18 were wounded in the past 24 hours as government forces clung on to control the airport and reinforce it, military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said today in Kiev. Russia is amassing troops and armaments at the border with Ukraine and is testing new weapons i...

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