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Battle at Donetsk airport; new Ukraine leader says no talks with “terrorists”

Eight hours after it began, fighting was continuing after nightfall and had spread to residential neighbourhoods nearby. Ukraine launched air strikes and a paratrooper assault against pro-Russian rebels who seized an airport on Monday, as its newly elected leader rejected any talks with “terrorists” and said a robust military campaign in the east should be able to put down a separatist revolt in “a matter of hours”. Ukrainians rallied overwhelmingly in Sunday’s election behind Petro Poroshenko, a political veteran and…