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Ukraine crisis: Battle to control Donetsk airport

26 May 2014 Last updated at 19:52 BST

Ukrainian troops have launched air attacks to regain control of Donetsk airport from pro-Russia rebels.

A fierce gun battle ensued, and smoke can be seen rising from the area.

The fighting comes as the man tipped to become Ukraine's new President, Petro Poroshenko, said he wanted to talk to Russia to end the crisis.

Mark Lowen reports from Donetsk.

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