Tymchuk: Donetsk Airport comes under fire from tanks, situation extremely tense

Donetsk International Airport, which the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) forces continue to hold, came under fire from tanks this morning, Dmytro Tymchuk, Director of the Centre for Military and Political Studies, said on his Facebook page.

“The situation is extremely tense near the airport in Donetsk: at 06.15, militants shelled the airport from tanks, and the accumulation of more than 100 terrorists was recorded in the nearby area,” he said.

Moreover, the sound of gunfire can be heard throughout Donetsk, and the hostilities have cut gas supplies to the majority of private households, says a report posted on the city authorities’ website.

“A shell destroyed a private house at 88 Krupska Street in the Kyivsky district yesterday. Heavy fighting on the eastern and northern outskirts of Donetsk has caused an unprecedented halt of gas supply. Due to the multiple shrapnel damage and direct hits of truck pipelines and distribution grids, more than 50 streets, mostly private households, were disconnected from the gas system on September 29,” the authoroties said on Tuesday.

Gas supplies to 875 homes have been disrupted. Once the gas system’s damage is confined, Donetskmiskgaz crews will do their best to restore gas supply to households.

There have been no casualty reports yet. “There have been no deaths among the Ukrainian military in the past 24 hours. Three soldiers have been injured,” National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) spokesman Andriy Lysenko said at a press briefing in Kyiv on Tuesday.

www.belsat.eu/en, following Ukrinform, Interfax-Ukraine

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