This is what criminal putin regime supports:
The Russia-backed separatists held the village until July 23, 2014, when troops loyal to Kyiv forced them to retreat. At the time, a separatist representative told Interfax news agency that the populated areas had been abandoned and that no separatists had been killed in action.
It was not until his January 25 admission that Zakharchenko explained how they pulled it off: by burning everything to the ground.
“This village was a milestone for me. … It was our first offensive. Unfortunately, in the course of fighting we practically destroyed this village,” he said. “By burning down houses, we saved our lives and the lives of our people”: