The President of Ukraine, Olexander Turchynov, said that Ukrainian forces retook control of a military airport in Kramatorsk, in Eastern Ukraine, after fighting against pro-Russian separatists.

Earlier, Turchynov had informed the Parliament, that it had begun an operation to evict pro Russians fighters that occupied government buildings in the east of the country.

According to various reports, armed with weapons and dozens of police vehicles could be about forty kilometers to the North of Slavyansk.

There was also reported an increase in the activity of helicopters in the South of Donetsk.