He stated that today there is no possibility oflanding an airplane in the Luhansk airport after the downing ofIL-76. "Our guys are at the airport and I'm sure they will notsurrender. But the approaches to the airport are mined. They arepractically cut off from the world," saidGerashchenko.
Answeringthe question of whether it makes sense to hold the airport in thissituation, MP Yurii Sirotiuk replied: "If we give up the airportthen as in Crimea they can land heavy transport planes fromRussia."