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 Approaches to Luhansk Airport are Mined: ATO Fighters are Effectively Cut off from the World – Interior Ministry

Soldiers of the Ukrainian Army are holding the Luhansk airport but its approaches are mined, it is cut off from the outside world.

This was stated by Adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs Anton Gerashchenko on Channel 5, Censor.NET reports with reference to UNN.

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."

 
 
 
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