Ukraine bares teeth against eastern uprising, claims victory in airport battle

  • Article by: PETER LEONARD , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 15, 2014 - 5:30 PM

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine — In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces repelled an attack Tuesday by about 30 gunmen at an airport, beginning what the president called an "anti-terrorist operation" to try to restore authority over the restive region.

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