Ukraine authorities regain control of both Crimea airports

/ 08:56 PM February 28, 2014

People gather at Independence Square during a funeral procession for anti-government protesters killed in clashes with the police in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday. AP FILE PHOTO

KIEV, Ukraine—Ukraine’s security authorities said on Friday they had regained control of two airports on the volatile Crimean peninsula that had been seized by gunmen that officials in Kiev said had links to the Russian military.

“There was an attempt to seize the airports, but we have localized those attempts. The airports are now controlled by Ukrainian law enforcement authorities,” Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council chief Andriy Parubiy said in televised remarks.



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