On June 5th Slovyansk and Kramatorsk had been abandoned by the almost encircled (pro) Russians who retreated to Donetsk. This did no go without a fight.
Here are some photos released after the aftermath:
Those victims probably are (pro) Russians.
Here is a movie of this location:
These are old photos of the Ukrainian checkpoint at this location:
You can see the similarities.
A map of this location:
It means the (pro) Russians had attacked this checkpoint and overrun it to flee to Kramatorsk.
Here is part of the convoy on the retreat:
Most of them went to Donetsk to fight another day.
They left Kramatorsk almost empty.
In this video it can be seen how the remaining resistance in Kramatorsk is being cleared:
This is the geolocation in Google maps:
Some people questioned why the army had allowed the rebels to retreat. Yet, by allowing them to do so, Slovyansk has been freed without leveling the city to the ground. They should do the same with Donetsk and Lugansk. Encircle ... leave a route open for retreat ... Next city. Let them go back to the country they love so much.
Or maybe drive their tanks to Moscow?
Pіdnyaty Prapor in Slov'yansku. Glory to Heroes of Ukraine! pic.twitter.com/XFMu71oSWH
- Programa Poroshenka (@ Programa_PP) July 5, 2014