This is the Ukrainian front line checkpoint, outside the town of Novotroits’ke, in the Donetsk Oblast (province). Until you realize they are deep inside Ukraine, at first glance, these large and extremely busy checkpoints look like typical, national border crossings.

Although a war has been raging for 4 years, the day to day process of people and trade goods wishing to cross back and forth into Ukraine and Russia (via Russian occupied Ukraine) goes on. These are 2016, 3D satellite images.

Check Point 4

Check Point 5

Check Point 3

Below is today’s military situation report. Sadly over the last 24 hrs, Russian led forces have killed another Ukrainian soldier and wounded two others. The explosion graphics show where their attacks were made. Novotroits’ke is opposite the Donetsk Oblast text, in the yellow section.

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Written by Glasnost Gone

Just a British chap who doesn't like murdering dictators who go topless.