10 July 2014, 10:44

Kiev plans to complete military operation in eastern Ukraine within a month

Kiev plans to complete military operation in eastern Ukraine within a month

The Ukrainian army and special forces of the National Guard will successfully complete the operation of taking under control Donetsk and Lugansk within a month, adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Stanislav Rechinsky, said on the air of the Ukraine TV channel.

If we were to speak about the deadline of the operation, he said, "then one can forecast withdrawal of the main forces of separatists in Lugansk and Donetsk, and it will happen within a month."

Adviser to the head of the Ministry of Interior stressed that "over the last days, the military operation is successfully progressing."

Ukrainian Defense Ministry confirms use of military aviation in south-east

The Ministry of Defense has confirmed the use of air aviation during the shelling of self-defense forces near Lugansk airport. Kiev admitted the use of military aircraft during a military operation in the southeast of Ukraine. This was reported on the official website of the Ministry of Defense.

The bombardment was carried out in the area of Lugansk airport.

Fighting between Ukrainian army, self-defense forces under way near Lugansk airport

Clashes between Ukrainian government forces and militia are taking place on Wednesday evening near the Lugansk airport controlled by the Ukrainian army.

Eyewitnesses told Interfax they saw Grad rocket launchers being used twice but could not say by which side.

Eyewitnesses also said that a gas pipeline near the airport has been damaged and the airport's engineering premises were burning.

Two fighter aircrafts were seen flying over Lugansk towards the airport. They came under a fire attack but flew away unscathed.

At the same time, users on social networking sites said the attack on the airport has continued throughout Wednesday. They said the attack was carried out this afternoon by two tanks and mortar launchers, and Grad launchers were spotted later.

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