The two events look to be putting the country back on track following bloody protests, the ousting of former president Viktor Yanukovych and the annexation of Crimea by Russia. However, fierce battles continue to rage in the eastern part of the country.
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A military offensive against pro-Russian rebels was launched on Monday at the strategically important location of Donetsk airport. Ukrainian forces launched air strikes and a paratrooper assault against the separatists, according to news agency Reuters. The separatists had seized the airport in response to the change of power at Kiev back in February.
Gun battles continued on Tuesday with Reuters reporting that more than 50 rebel forces' lives may have been lost during the fighting. In the city center a fire at a four-storey hockey stadium had to be controlled by local firefighters. By midday local time, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov told reporters in Kiev that Ukrainian forces had the airport "completely under control."
U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt, told CNBC that he believed the Ukrainian government is acting within its rights.
"(The unrest) seems to be fueled, at least in part, by people coming over the Russian border," he said. He added that the government had also made an amnesty available to the rebels should they opt to down their weapons and cease fighting. The U.S. has made $20 million available to Ukraine, but Pyatt said that this initially meant that non-lethal equipment was being provided to border guards. He added that while the U.S. would be "accommodative" to the military, it is not provide training at this point in time.