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Ukraine conflict: The ‘cyborg’ defenders of Donetsk airport

Mention a cyborg to a Ukrainian these days and they probably won’t think of “cybernetic organisms”, or man-machines of science fiction. Instead, the word now conjures up images of rugged, heavily armed men holed up inside what remains of Donetsk Airport in war-torn eastern Ukraine.
The airport has become a symbol of Ukraine’s fight against separatists, and the “cyborgs” are Ukrainians who have held on to it despite persistent rebel attack.

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