According to Andriy Lysenko, spokesperson for Information and Anallytic Center of National Security and Defense Council, the possibility of exchange of Donetsk airport for some other territory is excluded.
‘Donetsk airport was and remains under the control of Ukrainian militants. Paratroopers and infantry, that serve there, perform their duties excellently and keep control of the location’, – Lysenko said.
Previously there was information about negotiation concerning exchange of Donetsk airport for territories adjacent to Donetsk. Later press service of the governor of Donetsk oblast Sergiy Taruta reported that there are no plans to exchange the location and words of the governor were misunderstood.
While giving comments on the news of exchange the press service reported that the phrase was taken out of context. Fighters demanded Ukrainian militants to retreat from the airport. In exchange they offered to release several villages.
They added in the press service that terrorists had been issuing this demand for several months already.
Source: National Security and Defense Council, unian.ua