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Pro-Russian forces, Ukraine troops battle for airport

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Smoke rises from locations close to the Donetsk, Ukraine airport in the eastern part of the nation where fighting was taking place.  (Source: CNN) Smoke rises from locations close to the Donetsk, Ukraine airport in the eastern part of the nation where fighting was taking place. (Source: CNN)
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DONETSK, UKRAINE (CNN) - Smoke billows from the Donetsk airport on Monday as separatists and Ukraine government forces battle a day after national elections.

Heavy clashes took place around the airport in east Ukraine.

Armed pro-Russian separatists stormed the terminal.

Explosions and gunfire were heard as they clashed with the Ukrainian military.

Separatist reinforcements were seen moving in as well.

The fighting came after the leader in Sunday's presidential elections, Petro Poroshenko, pledged to end the war and bring peace back to Ukraine.

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