Destroyed: International airport in ruins

The brand new international terminal just opened in 2012. International airlines including Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, Aeroflot - all had daily scheduled service to this important industrial city.

Destroyed: International airport in ruins

The brand new international terminal just opened in 2012. International airlines including Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, Aeroflot – all had daily scheduled service to this important industrial city.

This is Donetsk International airport located in the Russian speaking East of the Ukraine.

According to the airport’s website operation has been temporarily suspended. An up to date information regarding the status of flights is available on the official website Online Timetable.

eTN Correspondence went to the International airport in Donetsk to find a brand new modern airport in ruins.

On 26 May 2014, Pro-Russian rebels stormed and took control of the airport soon after the new president Petro Poroshenko won the 2014 Ukrainian presidential election.

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Destroyed: Donetsk International Airport, Ukraine

Destroyed: Donetsk International Airport, Ukraine

Destroyed: Donetsk International Airport, Ukraine

Destroyed: Donetsk International Airport, Ukraine

Destroyed: Donetsk International Airport, Ukraine
Destroyed: Donetsk International Airport, Ukraine

Ukrainian troops launched air attacks to regain control of the airport from the rebels. 2 civilians and 38 combatants have been reported dead, and the Ukrainian military regained control of the airport.

Service at the airport has not resumed since the battle. The terminal building has been severely damaged during the fights.

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