Governor of Donetsk oblast Serhiy Taruta confirmed information concerning a possible exchange of Donetsk airport for territory adjacent to Donetsk.
“Negotiations on the exchange of the airport is really underway. Unfortunately, Novoazovsk has not been discussed in these negotiations – it is to remain an occupied city. The exchange will be carried out for a site closely adjacent to Donetsk. This is a large area.” said the governor of Donetsk oblast.
The battle for the airport began in late May, with Ukrainian forces retaking it decisevely from Vostok Battalion terrorists from Chechnya & Russia. Yesterday alone, 9 Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 27 wounded.