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Shots Fired as Ukrainian Troops Arrive at Kramatorsk Airport


A CNN team observes a Ukrainian military convoy believed to apart of Kiev’s operation against pro-Russian separatists.

Ukraine’s Interim President Oleksandr Turchynov says troops have taken control of at an airport in the eastern city of Kramatorsk as Ukraine launches an “anti-terrorist operation” against pro-Russian separatists. There is a report Tuesday of shots fired from inside the air base and unconfirmed reports that 11 people were killed after Ukrainian troops disembarked from two military helicopters.

The Ukraine state security service has announced that a similar operation is under way in the town of Slaviansk, some 12 miles away.


Ukrainian Fighter jets over Kramatorsk.

What appear to be Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jets have been spotted flying over Kramatorsk, Tuesday. The sighting follows the presidential decree for “anti-terror” operations, to contain the restive southeastern regions of Ukraine who are demanding more autonomy from Kiev.


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FLIGHTSTATS.COM Kramatorsk Airport Overview (KRQ)

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