How Russian Artillery Destroyed a Village to Capture an Airport

Glasnost Gone

I put this video compilation together to reveal something of the horror people were forced to endure and the wanton devastation inflicted upon the village of Pisky. Located on the edge of the Russian occupied city of Donetsk, in 2014/15 Russia’s invasion forces relentlessly shelled the village, eventually forcing out its 2,000 inhabitants. Now, just 10 people are reported as living and trying to stay alive there.

My video.

pisky map 1
During Russia’s late 2014 & early 2015 attempts to capture the Donetsk city airport (Thick white lines top middle), they mercilessly hit Pisky with everything they had. The reason for this torrent of lead being their protracted attempts to capture the village and break a supply lifeline to the airport. Supply columns would leave Pisky and race along the nearby runway to the Ukraine held airports control tower and terminal buildings.

Having captured the airport they renewed their attempts to take…

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