Donetsk remained a lawless place on May 28, with the airport closed, the railway station open and a big question mark over who is in charge of the provincial capital in Ukraine’s most populous oblast.
A gun battle started at 1 p.m. and lasted for 30 minutes near the Donetsk department of the Security Service of Ukraine, according to Donetsk Maytor Oleksandr Lukyanchenko, who provided no other information. It has been occupied by pro-Russian separatists.
Russian-backed militants in the city have been using stolen ambulances to move personnel and to transport weapons and ammunition, stated counter-terrorism spokesperson Vladyslav Seleznyov.
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(Photo of Donetsk railway station: Podvalov)