[+18] War is Hell- War in Ukraine Ilovaisk Massacre: 1000 Encircled 1 day ago 12:33
Ilovaisk Massacre: 1000 Encircled [+18] War is Hell- War in Ukraine 1 day ago 15:01
Most of them were murdered on August 29th 2014, in the "humanitarian" corridor from Ilovaisk encircled by Russian troops.
The column of 60 vehicles led by truck carrying dead and wounded soldiers flying a white flag was destroyed with mortars, heavy machine guns and tanks entrenched in fields. It was a pure massacre, organized by about 3500 Russian troops and 500 Russia-backed terrorists.
5 days earlier, on August 24, Ukraine’s Independence Day, up to 4000 Russian troops crossed Ukrainian border and encircled Ilovaisk – an important transport hub, which allowed free influx of weapons from Russia to the major city of Donetsk occupied by Russia-backed terrorists.
Some Russian soldiers who crossed Ukrainian border were captured and later exchanged for Ukrainian soldiers captured in Ilovaisk. See videos of their interrogation here:
In the column of Ukrainian soldiers leaving encircled Ilovaisk there was a dozen of wounded and captured Russian soldiers. The shocking part is that Russian artillery destroyed this column together with the captured Russian soldiers.
Ilovaisk tragedy became the turning point in the counter-terrorist operation in eastern Ukraine – it showed that Russia began full-scale invasion of Ukraine and that the counter-terrorist operation has transformed into war with Russia.
Inability to resist Russian army which is 8 times bigger than Ukrainian armed forces, forced Ukrainian government to sign Minsk ceasefire agreements.