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Ukraine: First look at Petrovskoye's decimation after Kiev's troops retreat00:57

Ukraine: First look at Petrovskoye's decimation after Kiev's troops retreat

Ukraine, Petrovskoye
September 8, 2014 at 08:41 GMT -00:00 · Published

A number of buildings in Petrovskoye in the Donetsk Region were found seriously damaged Monday after the Ukrainian army retreated from the village. The village hall and a number of houses were decimated by what appears to be shelling and fire, while a T-Series tank and a BMP armoured personnel carrier were burnt-out and therefore abandoned.

Government troops were based in Petrovskoye for around a month, using it as a base for artillery to strike the Saur Mogila heights. The areas around Petrovskoye witnessed some intense fighting as militia forces and the Ukrainian Army battled each other for control of the strategically important border area.

Saur Mogila was finally occupied by eastern Ukrainian militias on August 26. Kiev's troops fled Petrovskoye in the first days of September.

Ukraine: First look at Petrovskoye's decimation after Kiev's troops retreat00:57
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A number of buildings in Petrovskoye in the Donetsk Region were found seriously damaged Monday after the Ukrainian army retreated from the village. The village hall and a number of houses were decimated by what appears to be shelling and fire, while a T-Series tank and a BMP armoured personnel carrier were burnt-out and therefore abandoned.

Government troops were based in Petrovskoye for around a month, using it as a base for artillery to strike the Saur Mogila heights. The areas around Petrovskoye witnessed some intense fighting as militia forces and the Ukrainian Army battled each other for control of the strategically important border area.

Saur Mogila was finally occupied by eastern Ukrainian militias on August 26. Kiev's troops fled Petrovskoye in the first days of September.

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