Incident Summary:

11/06/2014: Assailants opened fire on the airport in Donetsk city, Donetsk oblast, Ukraine. One paratrooper and 200 assailants were killed in the attack. The Donetsk People's Republic claimed responsibility for the incident, stating that they had been attempting to repel an attack by the military.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred at the Donetsk Sergey Prokofiev International Airport.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Armed Forces of Ukraine
Specific Description Donetsk Sergey Prokofiev International Airport
Nationality of Target Ukraine
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Rifle/Shotgun (non-automatic)
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Artillery, Rapira 100 mm cannons, anti-tank guns, small arms, rocket-propelled grenades, and sniper guns were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Donetsk People's Republic Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 200
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 201 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 201
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 200
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"200 militiamen killed near Donetsk airport in past 24 hours - Ukrainian military," Interfax, November 7, 2014."
"10:38Fighting in conflict zone intensifies, with three soldiers killed, four injured," UNIAN, November 7, 2014."
"Militia report offensive by Ukrainian military, fighting is going on at Donetsk airport (Part 2)," Interfax, November 6, 2014."