Photo of the Day: A silent witness of human strength

Ukrainian flag after the Russian attack on the positions of the Ukrainian troops in the town of Maryinka. June 5, 2015. (Image: Reuters)

Ukrainian flag after the Russian attack on the positions of the Ukrainian troops in the town of Maryinka. June 5, 2015. (Image: Reuters) 

Analysis & Opinion, Image of the Day, Military analysis, War in the Donbas

Article by: A. N.

Sometimes inanimate objects can be the most articulate record-keepers of events that pass in their presence. So is this flag that was survived the attack of Russian troops and mercenaries on the positions of Ukrainian troops in the town of Maryinka in Donetsk oblast, Ukraine.

Despite the deadly bombardment by Russian heavy artillery and multiple rocket launchers (5 Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 39 wounded), the Ukrainian troops  held their positions and captured 13 attackers.

Maryinka is just one of the Ukrainian towns attacked by Putin’s forces. The map below shows locations of the other attacks.

 

The military situation map. June 6, 2015 (Image: Ministry of Defense of Ukraine)

The military situation map. June 6, 2015 (Image: Ministry of Defense of Ukraine)

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