Ukrainian and Russian-led forces are a mere 60 meters apart in some places, including in Avdiivka, where this photo was taken. I didn’t need the scope to see fighters on the other side but I certainly wasn’t going to poke my head up for the snipers.
The war that never was... and still is An old man fixes his bike on the street in #Avdiivka , Donetsk Obl. The building behind bears the scars of war. The writing on the wall says "God save Avdiivka". Dec 2016
By September 2014, thousands of Avdiivka residents fled, along with about a third of the hospital staff. Other doctors and nurses sent their families away and moved into the hospital, sleeping in offices or the hallways for weeks. ?: Brendan Hoffman
I’ve been on the front lines in eastern Ukraine for the past few days. Story to come soon. In the meantime, here’s a photo of a Ukrainian soldier in Avdiivka’s Prom Zone showing off his unit’s secret weapon.
While Bill Taylor & George Kent testify in DC & US military aid is a key issue in their testimonies, I’m on the front line with Ukraine’s army in Donbas. Troops tell me US aid is absolutely key in war against Russian aggression. This Humvee in Avdiivka is used to evacuate WIA.
War Returns With A Fury To Embattled Ukrainian City. My dispatch from #Avdiivka .
Massive salvo of incoming artillery on edge of #Avdiivka just now, creeping closer to city. Couldn't count number of explosions.