The Ukrainian military men are involved by the authorities of Kiev (according to reports of the Kiev) to protection of the airport. The units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine exhibited around the perimeter of the territory of the international aviation hub.
In connection with the incident, the airport management decided to suspend its work. This was reported edition "Donbass News".
The head of the airport press service Dmitry Kosinov tells:
In the area of 3 hours of the night, several dozen armed representatives of the Donetsk People's Republic came to the territory of the Donetsk airport with demands for the withdrawal of the Ukrainian military guarding the airport’s internal perimeter. There were no shots and force confrontation.
On the official website of the airport posted ad following character:
Since 7 hours, Donetsk Airport temporarily suspends flight service. The resumption of work will be reported additionally.
Flights of a number of airlines are postponed or completely canceled. In particular, the cancellation touched flights of the airline Lufthansa Donetsk-Munich and Munich-Donetsk.
Representatives of the DNI, which quotes the edition Today, said they were taking control of the airport to prevent foreign mercenaries from arriving in the city.