MOSCOW, October 4 (RIA Novosti) - Two members of the Ukrainian security forces have been killed during the raid of the Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine, the Kiev-led anti-terrorist operation (ATO) spokesman Vladislav Seleznyov said on Saturday.
"Two servicemen have been killed. One was a soldier from the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the other - a member of the National Guard," the official told 112 Ukraine TV channel.
However, a spokesman for Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council, Andriy Lysenko told the Ukrainska Pravda [the Ukrainian Truth] newspaper that "During the storming on Donetsk airport on Friday, one Ukrainian soldier was killed and three others were injured."
Ukrainian security officials claim they continue to control the airport, however independence supporters reported earlier seizing 95 percent of the airport while Ukrainian forces only held a single building.
Ukraine has been engulfed in violent internal conflict since mid-April, when Kiev began its military operation against independence supporters in the southeastern regions of the country. According to UN estimates, over 3,600 have been killed in eastern Ukraine so far.
A trilateral Contact Group comprised of representatives from Russia, Ukraine, the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics and the Organization for the Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) met in Minsk on September 5 to discuss the situation in Ukraine. The meeting concluded with a ceasefire agreement which came into force that same day. On September 19, a memorandum was developed by the group to including nine provisions implementing the ceasefire between Kiev and independence supports in eastern Ukraine.