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Armed Men Set Fire to Donetsk Hockey Stadium

Image: Firefighters attempt to extinguish a fire at the sports arena "Druzhba" in Donetsk
Firefighters attempt to extinguish a fire at the Druzhba sports arena in Donetsk, Ukraine, on May 27, 2014. An armed group broke into the stadium in the early hours of Tuesday, set it on fire and left taking some property with them, according to local media reports.Reuters

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Armed men stormed Donetsk's main ice-hockey arena and set it ablaze early Tuesday, according to the mayor's office.

The Druzhba arena, home to the Donbass club, had been earmarked to host several games during the 2015 world championships.

Ukraine said it had recaptured the city's airport following an overnight fight with separatists who had seized control on Monday.

— The Associated Press, Reuters

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