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Battle for control of Donetsk airport

ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Ukrainian government warplanes carried out airstrikes against pro-Russian rebels who seized Donetsk international airport on Monday, triggering a battle in and around the complex in a show of force by both sides after the election of a new president. Reuters journalists saw black smoke billowing from the area of the airport after repeated explosions and gunfire, while jets roared overhead. A security official said paratroops had also landed in one of the fiercest clashes since violence broke out in Russian-speaking eastern Ukraine some two months ago. There was no full account from either side of casualties but the press service of the regional administration said one man had been killed and two injured by shrapnel of a shell which struck a part of the railway station serving the airport. A spokesman for the Ukrainian joint forces' security operation in the region said two Sukhoi Su-25 jets had carried out strafing runs, firing

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