War in Ukraine

tour of the battlefield near Slovyansk
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an abandoned building with broken windows and brick steps leading up to the front door is shown
One of the many buildings of a hospital complex the Separatists unsuccessfully tried to hold out in. One can see hits from tank fire and mortars.
a hand holding up a piece of paper in front of an old building that has been gutted
This was one of the buildings pulverized in the successful Ukrainian assault east of Slovyansk. I am holding heavy artillery and 30mm shrapnel from the site.
a house that is under construction with lots of rubble and rocks in the foreground
One of the first victims of the Ukrainian shelling was this nursery reopened despite the damage.
Ukrainian forces brought in heavy artillery and forced a crossing of the river. Photo courtesy of Ukraine News services. World, Youtube, Heavy, Ukraine News, Person With Rifle, Enjoyment, River
Ukrainian forces brought in heavy artillery and forced a crossing of the river. Photo courtesy of Ukraine News services.
an old train bridge over a river in the middle of nowhere
Bridge blown by the Separatist forces to the east of Slovyansk in failed attempt to prevent the city being surrounded.
people are standing in the snow next to piles of tires and other items that have been piled on top of each other
The war really started in the snowy streets of Kiev in the winter of 2014. Here the rebels in Kiev hold their positions against the then Rusian-backed government.
a map showing the location of ukraine and other countries in red, yellow and blue
To those who are not good at geography here is where the fighting is occurring: near slovyansk Ukraine.