Laid to waste: Drone footage shows devastation at Donetsk airport (VIDEO)
The drone footage was uploaded online by Army SOS, a volunteer organization which provides support to the Ukrainian army.
On Sunday, fighting at the strategic Donetsk airport.
“...Self-defense forces successfully repelled all six attacks
by Ukrainian armored vehicle columns, performed with massive
artillery support,” Aleksandr Zakharchenko, head of the
Donetsk People’s Republic, said.
The venue saw large-scale battles from May to late September, leading to the deaths of over 70 people.
As a result, the international airport – which used to handle some five million passengers annually – is now lying in ruins.
The Ukrainian military launched an operation in the country’s southeast last April, after the Donetsk and Lugansk regions refused to recognized the new, coup-imposed authorities in Kiev.
The death toll in the Ukraine conflict has exceeded 4,700 people. Over 10,000 have been injured, according to UN estimations.