|Pro - Russian militants trying to take over the airport .|
At least 30 pro - Russian separatists were killed in a clash at airport Donetsk , eastern Ukraine , so claims the rebels .
The armed group trying to take over the airport on Monday ( 26 / 05 ) .
Kiev then responds with air strikes .
The new president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko promised to continue the " anti - terrorist operation " in the eastern region , and said the conflict situation should " survive in a matter of hours , not days . "
Click the representative of the People's Republic of Donetsk told the BBC that the report is accurate death toll .
One rebel told the Associated Press that all the bodies have been sent to a hospital in the city .
The clashes began on Monday after separatist militants stormed Click Sergei Prokofiev Donetsk airport in the morning .
Ukrainian military quickly responded with air strikes and attacks of the armed forces .
It is unclear who controls the airport closed since Monday morning .
Correspondents say there are shots all day and night , with black smoke rising into the air .
Poroshenko , 48 -year -old billionaire and former foreign minister of Ukraine , on Monday ( 26 / 05 ) was passed as an elected president with 54 % of the vote .
He vowed that eastern Ukraine would not " turn into Somalia " and added : " anti - terrorist operation should not take place two or three months , it should take place only by a matter of hours . " BBC