Ukraine Liveblog Day 100: The Battle For Donetsk Continues

May 28, 2014
Civilians shelter in an underpass in Donetsk Station this morning. Photo: Roland Oliphant

There have been reports of gunfire in Donetsk this morning on the third day of a renewed government effort to push back separatist fighters from the region. Barricades are still up along roads to the airport (scene of intense fighting on Monday as the Ukrainian army and air force retook the site, inflicting heavy casualties on the separatist fighters) and the occupied SBU building. The election of a new president appears to have reinvigorated Ukrainian efforts to defeat the Russian-backed fighters.

Yesterday’s liveblog can be found here. For an overview and analysis of this developing story see our latest podcast.

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