'They Would Have Turned Us Into Ground Meat'
Ukrainian government troops say they came under heavy fire in recent days as they retreated from the town of Debaltseve, now under the control of pro-Russian separatists. On February 19, some soldiers said that they did not receive the strategic support they were promised. The troops are now digging trenches outside the town of Artemivsk and preparing for further fighting. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)