The picture was taken in what remains of the village of Pisky, which was located near Donetsk airport. The village was under Ukrainian control and used to guard the “Road of Life,” the only supply line into the airport heroically held by Ukrainian defenders.
Because of the unceasing artillery bombardment of the Russian occupation force, the village and the airport were completely destroyed. Their total devastation has been compared to Stalingrad after the systematic and prolonged effort by the Nazis to flatten the city to the ground.
Below are some “before and after” pictures from the neighboring airport.
Donetsk airport after completion of its renovation on May 14, 2012
Russian forces sent to attack Donetsk airport (photo: korrespondent.net)
Russian occupation troops on a tank get ready to take position near Donetsk airport during fighting with Ukrainian defenders in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, October 4, 2014. (Image: REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov)
Russian occupation soldier at the devastated Donetsk airport in Donbas, Ukraine (Image: LB.ua)
Arial view of the destroyed Donetsk Airport , photo taken on Jan. 15 2015
Devastation at the Donetsk airport caused by the Russian military aggression in Donbas, Ukraine (Image: LB.ua)
Devastation at Donetsk airport after the military aggression in the Donbas, Ukraine (Image: LB.ua)
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Article by: Orysia Hrudka, Bohdan Ben Edited by: Sonia Maryn In 2014, after the first Russian invasion of Ukrainian territory in the Donbas, soldiers who had lost limbs in battle were seen for the first time in public as they returned...
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