Ukrainian Airport Goes Up In Flames After Firefight

PHOTO: The main terminal of Donetsk Sergey Prokofiev International Airport hit by shelling during fighting between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian government forces in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Oct. 8, 2014. Dmitry Lovetsky/AP Photo
The main terminal of Donetsk Sergey Prokofiev International Airport hit by shelling during fighting between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian government forces in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Oct. 8, 2014.

The cease-fire in Ukraine has not stopped the fighting as new photos show smoke billowing from the traffic control tower of the airport in Donestk.

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The main terminal of the city's international airport was completely destroyed today after Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian rebels got into a firefight.

PHOTO: Smoke rises near the traffic control tower of Donetsk Sergey Prokofiev International Airport during artillery battle between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian government forces in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Oct. 8, 2014. Dmitry Lovetsky/AP Photo
Smoke rises near the traffic control tower of Donetsk Sergey Prokofiev International Airport during artillery battle between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian government forces in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Oct. 8, 2014.

This latest outbreak of violence comes after the United Nationals reported that at least 331 deaths have been reported in the region over the past month in spite of the cease-fire deal, according to the Associated Press.

PHOTO: A view of the destroyed main terminal building of the International airport in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Oct. 7, 2014. Dmitry Lovetsky/AP Photo
A view of the destroyed main terminal building of the International airport in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Oct. 7, 2014.

While the airport holds no strategic or tactical significance for the separatist forces since they don't have any air power, the airport has remained as one of the Ukrainian government's final strongholds in the rebel-controlled city.