Shots heard at Donetsk airport, smoke seen inside perimeter -witness

DONETSK, Ukraine Mon May 26, 2014 6:39am EDT

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DONETSK, Ukraine May 26 (Reuters) - Reuters journalists near Donetsk international airport in eastern Ukraine heard sustained gunfire in the vicinity and saw smoke billowing from somewhere inside the perimeter on Monday.

On the day after a presidential election, gunmen forced the closure of the airport to flights and took over the terminal, demanding the withdrawal of Ukrainian forces from the facility. (Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska; Writing by Alastair Macdonald; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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