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Ukraine KHL arena robbed by 'terrorists' and set on Fire


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Druzhba Arena, the home rink of HC Donbass of the KHL, was severely damaged Monday evening and early Tuesday by pro-Russian militants, who burned and robbed the hockey arena that has stood since 1975.

 

The attack was part of a day of ugly fighting in Donetsk, largely at the local airport, during which dozens were killed by Ukrainian forces, the BBC reports.
 
According to the hockey club, "armed people" broke into the arena, tied up a guard and stole numerous items -- office equipment, television sets, communication equipment, a lock box and a car -- before setting the building on fire. There were no casualties, and the team says they expect the arena to be repaired in time to start the 2014-15 KHL season.
 
HC Donbass is the only KHL club that calls Ukraine home. Two-time Stanley Cup winner and native Ukrainian Ruslan Fedotenko is its captain. Oskars Bartulis and Michael Leighton are two other ex-NHL players who played for HC Donbass this past season.

 

 
 
 
 
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