"The militants say that they captured 90% or even 100% of the Donetsk airport - it's all nonsense and lies. The old and new terminals, the observation tower - everything is under our control," he said, commenting on today's separatist reports on complete capture of the Donetsk airport.
The press officer said that after two failed terrorist attacks yesterday, today around 6.00 am they "turned in battle formations and stormed our positions across a broad front." The attack was repelled.
Then, at 8.45 am the Russian mercenaries brought two tanks and tried to storm our positions from the airfield. This attack was also repulsed.
Around lunch time, the militants brought 4 tanks and one anti-aircraft gun and started firing at the positions of the Ukrainian military. However, they did not succeed this time, apart from further destruction of buildings, Selezniov said.
According to him, as a result of today's attacks, three defenders airport were wounded. The militants suffered heavy losses, but their number is difficult to ascertain.
The ATO speaker also said that a rotation of the personnel was conducted in the airport and the "necessary equipment" was supplied.
"We are ready to repel any attack. Moreover, we are already successfully repelling them," Selezniov said.