Here's Why Ukraine's Donetsk Airport Matters
The shelled airport lies right between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces — and control of it would be a huge advantage for either side.By Kate Grumke | January 23, 2015
The airport has seen some of the most intense fighting in the conflict between the Ukrainian Army and pro-Russian separatists. [shooting nat pop]
Now, there are reports that Ukrainian troops have finally given up on the Donetsk Airport. Of course, the back and forth is likely to continue. But why has fighting over the travel hub been so intense?