He stated that today there is no possibility of landing an airplane in the Luhansk airport after the downing of IL-76. "Our guys are at the airport and I'm sure they will not surrender. But the approaches to the airport are mined. They are practically cut off from the world," said Gerashchenko.
Answering the question of whether it makes sense to hold the airport in this situation, MP Yurii Sirotiuk replied: "If we give up the airport then as in Crimea they can land heavy transport planes from Russia."