Scorched earth: the web shows what Urozhayne, Donetsk Oblast, looks like after heavy fighting. Video
Ukrainian servicemen showed what the Russian occupiers have turned the village of Urozhayne, Donetsk region, into. Before the war, the village was home to about 1,000 people, and now not a single person is left.
The war criminals also destroyed all the houses. The video from the village was posted on Telegram by journalist Yuriy Butusov (to watch the video, scroll to the bottom of the page).
Urozhayne, liberated by Ukrainian soldiers, is left with ruins, scorched and deserted land. There is not a single person in the village. The last civilians were evacuated the day before.
"This is Urozhayne. I can say that this is all that's left of it," the soldier says in the video.
It is worth noting that the Russian occupiers use scorched earth tactics, so many settlements that have been or temporarily remain under Russian occupation are turning into ruins.
On the morning of 16 August, the Ministry of Defence said that the Ukrainian Armed Forces had liberated Urozhayne and were consolidating their positions. According to Deputy Defence Minister Hanna Maliar, the counter-offensive continues.
Earlier it was reported that the last residents of Urozhayne, Donetsk region, were evacuated - a family consisting of a man, a woman and their adult son.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, Ukrainian troops continue their offensive in the Melitopol and Berdiansk directions. They have achieved success in the area of Urozhayne.