*DISCLAIMER* This footage is part of an war archive of the war in Ukraine and should be viewed as educational. This footage is not meant to glorify war or violence. I am only sharing this footage for the purposes of news reporting and educating. This is a war documentary.
DPR forces took the settlement under their control in the beginning of the War in Donbass, in 2014. Ukrainian forces reoccupied the settlement in the second half of 2015.
The war has brought along both civilian and military casualties. The town is located near the frontline between Ukrainian forces and the pro-russian forces of Donetsk People's Republic in the War in Donbass. It is one of the suburbs of Horlivka that stayed under Ukrainian army control, unlike Horlivka which is under rebels control since April 2014.