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The Battle For Pisky – The Village That’s Key To Controlling Donetsk Airport

Despite the announcement of a new cease-fire around Donetsk, there have been reports of continued fighting around the airport and the nearby village of Pisky. Here, a mix of Ukrainian government forces, volunteer battalions, and Right Sector nationalists have been fighting artillery duels with Russian-backed separatists. RFE/RL visited the village on November 30. Nearly all of the 2,000 inhabitants have fled, but we found some who have remained amid the ruins. (Levko Stek, RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service)