Talk:Rozsypne Road of Death

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What the hell is this?

(moved from Talk:Crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17/Map#Road of Death)
Self-defender shows burned cars alone the road to Rassipnoe. Cars with villagers were burned, bombed, shot by Ukrainian Army. Many locals, women and children died on that road.

A self-defense civilian car drives along a road somewhere near Rassypnoe / Rozsypne. Several kilometers are littered with destroyed civilian cars. Most seem to be shot on purpose. One car on the side of the road has been crushed by tank tracks. I did not see any sign of destroyed military hardware.

The first thing to do might be to geolocate the road. Some more information on the access roads to the crash site might be found in this article.

-- Petri Krohn (talk) 13:49, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

At 6:34 some kind of tank type vehicle, top blown off. This is what their investigators need, I guess, in order to get to the crash site and finally find Putin's business card. This is something very heavy - hard to say how occupied all these cars were when hit but they usually are when they're on the road - this could be dozens and dozens killed, just from what's seen. Seems like lots of blood in the dirt around 2:24, between the burnt out truck and pools of molten metal - too many WTFs, locating ... --Caustic Logic (talk) 14:06, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
Note the war memorial on the small knoll by the roadside. If you find the route, mark it on Google maps and upload the screenshot. On the two tanks: First one, a T-72; "that is out work." Second one, a T-64: "That tank, it is ours." -- Petri Krohn (talk) 14:13, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
Starting visual - the part from 3:00 or so, coming down a hill, it's noos, sun slightly behind and left as they reach the two cars with other guys, no somewhat northwest, then turning right ... --Caustic Logic (talk) 14:16, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
Another version of it is titled This 9 days blokad Dmytryevky tracts road vozle village Rassыpnoe (google translation) Vozle is 8 miles or so west of Rozspyne KatKan (talk) 17:48, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

возле (Cyrillic, Russian) = near (English ) --Chingachgook (talk) 15:35, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

The destruction might be the result of the 25th Airmobile Brigade dashing out of the pocket in Shakhtersk in early August and shooting at anything that came to its path. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 18:21, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

At 6.05 in the video there is a black car with people. To the left is a rocket or missile being fired.To the right is a few trees. Behind them looks like tall mine buildings??? KatKan (talk) 18:24, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

"portion of Rossypnoye (west of Grabovo), which is part of the crash site where the cockpit fell" [1] No MH17 link claim made on video, --Chingachgook (talk) 19:05, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

I've had no luck even with Vozle - There's also talk today of a Russian armored column that crossed over (where?) and was all blown up (shown anywhere?) This seems too far into Ukraine, too random, not very military, not a column, so ... if no one's telling a news story connected to it, I'm guessing it's the older destruction that Petri mentioned. However, the other guys standing around the wreckage does suggest it's all new and interesting, like it is to the video host. --Caustic Logic (talk) 00:30, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
It does bug me I couldn't even find this Vozle - KatKan, where did you find it? --Caustic Logic (talk) 00:55, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
I found it by making a big mistake. Do any of you know Ukrainian? (my knowledge of Slav languages is the 15 or so words that are used also in Hungarian). Does "vozle" mean something? I took the youtube title This 9 days blokad Dmytryevky tracts road vozle village Rassыpnoe and assumed "road voxle to Rasmpoe" then put "vozle Donetsk oblast" into Google earth and it came up with 2 locations close by. On further study now, turns out one is "parkovka vozle ATB" which turns out to mean "parking of ATB" with ATB being a big chain of grocery stores. ooops. Both these vozle locations now seem to be in a place called Maklivka, west of Rozspyne. Sorry for the big mixup.
"Know Ukrainian?" Why do you ask? People in the Ukraine speak Russian, even more so in Donbass, and certainly on resistance YouTube channels. Proper Ukrainian is only spoken in the far west of Ukraine and in official contexts. MPs and ministers use Russian on the phone, even most of the people on the new Euromaidan government. The only time I have EVER heard proper Ukrainian spoken was when Dmitry Yaroh spoke to his troops. (At first I thought he had some speech impediment.) -- Petri Krohn (talk) 16:54, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

I spent an hour going over google images for war memorials in Ukraine and can't find any looking anything like the one in the video. Near the end of the video there is a single high voltage main power line tower at left. I can' find power line locations on any maps. KatKan (talk) 15:23, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Which monument, or which time stamps? Many towers will be seen, but a big distant one seen looking SSW (should) be Saur Moghila - it has a tendency to visible from each wrecked car, but esp. at 0:14, 2:05. The other memorial at 7:35 is plan in matching with a site photo on the Wikimapia link. --Caustic Logic (talk) 23:02, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
Could it just be Snizneh mangled? Even from the right Rozsypne, which is about 8 miles due east of Snizneh, there's nothing 8 miles due west of there called Vozle. Snizneh's the closest sound, it is right there, and it's a big city for reference, so that's my guess. --Caustic Logic (talk) 05:59, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

"The cockpit apparently was cut in half with diesel-powered saws." [ Version 5:52 a.m. EDT July 23]--Chingachgook (talk) 03:33, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Lol - let's say we have to tie in an MH17 CT ... the cockpit was cut in three, one part taken to each of the three Roszypnes we've found now ... Hm, thought it would be funny, but it's just weird. --Caustic Logic (talk) 13:11, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
very old story about the cockpit. That article is illustrated with an image of the tail. Then Bociurkiw (OSCE) is quoted referring to that part. Around same time there was video footage of cutting equipment being used -- on the main burned area. Also at the same place, cranes lifting pieces of fuselage (clearly, to me, to get at bodies underneath). That article is wrong as the cockpit was NOT in the same village the first bodies were found it. Just propaganda to make separatists look bad to underscore the "fact" that they were responsible for the shooting. From what I can see, they were the ones who acted most responsibly and decently in the aftermath. KatKan (talk) 15:34, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Video does not have exact timing details, basically those guys are lost in words how to describe what they have witnessed. They describe this is as pointless ("dumb") violence. Some of the bodies were left by the road. There were bodies in cars. Just one car they point to, a Huyndau, was found empty, and they were wondering what happened there. I don't want to get into every gory detail but I asked to translate comments which appear relevant to establish time and place (the rest is basically them pointing to what they witness; )

It's at noon, solar, on the 16th or maybe the 15th (posting time analysis, etc. not clear). That's how it's presented, brand new. So presumably so. That's a start. --Caustic Logic (talk) 13:11, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
1.16 They established a corridor near village of Rassypnoe between Dmitrovka and Snezhnoe
1.36 for several days, they were not allowing to collect bodies . So we will only show car damage [ they eventually moved bodies to a morgue before the recording][there is strong smell,but it was worth before ][They expect to find more bodies after a while, by the smell]
2.16 "it is still hot"
2.25 temperature was very high
2.46 here they established a block post ...near village Rassypnoe
3.00 so they established their block post here
3.06 here main horrors start
5.11 maybe they took them hostage, for exchange?
5.14 answer not audible but is more likely "they did NOT" offered an exchange rather than 'they DID offer an exchange"
5.32 yesterday, we punished them
5.49 village folks were afraid to get out of their houses
6.33 Ukrainian army tank ...
7.02 that car , a 'Gazel', had a red cross [they argue is it an "emergency" or "reanimation/intensive care" type car but agree it has the red cross on the hood ]
7.38 monument, to [ an unknown] soldier
8.33 Ukrainian army tank, it shot up those cars
8.34 that tank further back is Ukrainian , and the one closer, is ours
8.42 ...and a distance, a BMP can be seen
8.52 ...our tank broke down , we will be fixing it
8.59 up to here, it was controlled by Ukrainians. They established that corridor. But than we gave them some heat

--Chingachgook (talk) 01:18, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

There are several places called Rozsypne by Google, one is near Hrabovo, but this one appear to be the one south-east of Snezhny,----"between villages of Snizhne and Dmitrovka" can be heard on the audio . Well those folks are not exactly from the National Geographic society , it so appears... This would be my guess... [2] --Chingachgook (talk) 01:41, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

There are several villages / sub-villages in the area with a prefix name Rozsypne and different suffix names e.g. Rozsypne Rassypnoye and Rozsypne Rassypnaya which sound like either masculine / feminine variants or local suffixes that happen to be masculine and feminine but have other meanings. Similar usage in British English might be Great Cockup & Little Cockup (real places) or South London and North London --Charles Wood (talk) 06:14, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
I found Dmitrovka, SE of Snizneh on Wikimapia, so Saur Moghila should be nearby, and the alleged firing location. Looks like you found the same area. Okay. A corridor was made here, huh? Interesting... this is way off from where I was looking, so will start again soon. --Caustic Logic (talk) 01:52, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
BTW, great work following up on the content. Oddly, there's another Rozsypne right there, in the northern part of that area. That makes three of them, sort of, in this small area. As for my directions above, don't get too hung up on northwest or whatever. I hate placing noon videos - the sun is coming from ... up. It does seem behind and left, slightly, and that could mean south is that way, or a bit SW or SE of it depending which side of noon it is. If this monument (still not clear if that's it) is visible, should be to the southwest if it's Saur Moghila. Savur-Mohvla per Wikipedia was badly damaged by fighting, and overtaken by Kiev forces, at least long enough to take a photo inside the memorial, on August 9. --Caustic Logic (talk) 03:51, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

This is a rather curious place to be, but the exact timing and relationship to MH17 (if any ) is unclear to me. A horror just by itself. Certainly shows that fighting shall urgently stop --Chingachgook (talk) 01:50, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

As for the significance, it's in the area, hasn't yet proven it needs its own page or anything, and this being the page for mapping the area, and the area having MH17 significance besides whatever, eh ... fits here pretty good for now. --Caustic Logic (talk) 03:51, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
Probably deserves a page. I suggest Petri seed these additions around, get a little more info, decide what to call the page, and make it. Location section, host's story section to start with... --Caustic Logic (talk) 08:56, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Overall impression that they try to accurately describe what they have witnessed, to the best of their abilities. This is not easy for them and they are not quite sure what to show and what to say, but they try their best. What they say appears to be a reliable witness testimony. (There is NO impression that they shot and crashed those cars themselves: although they are not well-spoken, there are lots of small details given, which would be fairly impossible to stage) --Chingachgook (talk) 03:56, 18 August 2014 (UTC)


Ukraine Road Of Death mapped.png
Ukraine Road of death mapped 2.png

I think this on Google Maps might be the stretch of road seen from 3:00-6:00+ in the video - ll=47.983258,38.877439. Northwest then north, out of the hills, right in front of this Rozsypne. Saur Moghila might be visible - in the side mirror, at 5:57, back to the SSW like it would be. At that moment approaching last power pole before the row of trees to the left, one odd tree in the field between them. Several other features of this road line up, so it's well worth putting out the check. --Caustic Logic (talk) 04:46, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

There's another monument to "Soviet War" due north - at 7:35 statues seen on the right. I'm calling the spot then, with this graphic. --Caustic Logic (talk) 05:46, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
Note: the "National Geographic" effect for the yellow rectangle is totally accidental but funny given its mention above. :) --Caustic Logic (talk) 05:47, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
New graphic beneath - all vehicles/wrecks, app. where and when seen. Only the final tank is unclear. Video ends with a final cut almost at Lugansk border, resumes somewhere I didn't place, but with an eletrical tower that should have done it. --Caustic Logic (talk) 13:05, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

I dug all over the non-video internet, for a bit, looking for stories in Ukrainian or Russian this might be, but no luck. From a comment beneath the main linked video, another translation and a link:

Look what the ukrainian army did. They build a "block-post" and shot everyone passing here. Looks like they just shot, they did not intorrogate them. They didnt check if civilian or not. Lucky i didnt eat anything today, the smell is so bad.
We punished them for what they did. But this is war and this is hard to take. I will not film any dead bodys for ethical reasons. We collected all of them and brought them to the morgue. They are all burned down, i dont know how they want to identify them.
You cant call it murder, its just genocide. They kill elderly people who are afraid of going out.
(6:30) Here you see the results of our work. The "ukropian" tank which was shooting the cars

There we find the video (noted NOT graphic) and the translation, from an early comment. Then "The following GRAPHIC pictures (same as in the post this one updates) show the Ukraine soldiers (Right Sector/National Guard?) that were blocking the road and killing all the civilians and destroying the cars." Then follows several photos of dead militants, most visibly in camouflage, badly blown up, and badly decomposed and/or burnt. Dead perhaps two weeks, actually, or even longer. Dead several days at least, perhaps over a week (summer heat). The story says the killed civilians here were in a similar state - sounds like a total mess they neutralized from a distance, but couldn't clean up in person because of artillery fire from Saur Moghila, for example (implicity now re-taken and they could finally clean up and document) Closes with "'The route is now somewhat safe." -- Caustic Logic (talk) 11:10, 18 August 2014 (UTC) and early revisions Caustic Logic (talk) 12:59, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Shelling from Saur Moghila?

A few days ago there was this militia commander claiming:
What’s more: some “hot spot tourists’ have been allowed to shoot from a tank or use other type of artillery. So people come, pay money and they can shoot – it’s like a safari. What they shoot at – only God knows. So somebody makes money on these tourists shooting, destroying towns, killing peaceful people.
Could be the aftermath of something like that. Maybe Kolomoiski himself having some fun in return for his money. Sickness. --CE (talk) 12:09, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
Can you imagine the profit potential of these "filtration camps?" That's the invisible hand of the marketplace for you. Its got control of the highway, and all side-avenues appear blockaded and bleak. Putin? Has blown it so far. His invasion and support have let this move almost too fast for "us" to "realize what was happening." :( --Caustic Logic (talk) 12:59, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
Also, I'll suggest someone consider this kind of thing from the PoV of this second map, tourist locales, timeline and other clues ... what can we reasonably speculate here? --Caustic Logic (talk) 13:13, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

On the last, I went ahead and sketched out what struck me as really interesting. I know the guy says that tank is what shelled all these cars, and one looks run over by a tank (opposite ends of the field though). Nonetheless, he might not be sure what came from where, and this option makes some visual sense. As noted, some evidence Saur Mighila was overrun for a presumably short span including August 9. On the 15th or probably 16th, these blasted vehicles were finally seen close up, after the bodies were finally removed, including Kiev soldiers rebels killed but couldn't get to before everyone was rotting and smelled. Suggested: both sides had the distance drop on this stretch of road - the main violence there was around a week earlier - on or around August 9. The range to Saur Moghia's strategic height from these vehicles is about 13 km. They appear almost totally (presumably still near where they were hit) in areas that would be visible from that direction (and vice-versa - note each car, when you can see SW, there's the tower) (maybe not visible). Tree lines on the south side of the road, any height, will make cars invisible enough they wouldn't be hit - but at small clearings and in that bad stretch along Roszypne, they just piled up. Here's the pic:

Ukraine Road of death mapped SMLOS.png
Theory considering all the above
someone (tourist - probably not in this case) visiting the historic site on about August 9, directed some kind of rockets or artillery or whatever on cars along this road, just to terrorize, I guess. The on-site soldiers, perhaps responsible for some of the mayhem, were likely killed there just before the shelling. Revenge would be the motive, cursing an area that was lost anyway. "Kill our guys and call that secure, will you? We'll kill all the Russian beetles we can... your promises of safety have to keep failing until the people are terrorized to the point they turn on you, simply to stop being shelled every day." --Caustic Logic (talk) 10:20, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
First note: The first car is on a good line, but was crushed instead of blown up. The next one is on a fairly blocked LoS, I thought, and is blown up. But from there, the pattern is strong. Only at the northern E-W line of trees is there an almost fit (6:15) that makes me think these lines should point to a spot a little east of the (arbitrary) spot I picked (still easily within the possibly Kiev-held area) ---Caustic Logic (talk) 10:20, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
That's a good theory. There's a new interview on Slavyangrad where at one point it almost sounds as if the militiaman is talking about this event:
They shot at refugees, i.e. people who are already scared, with grenade launchers; with machine guns as in a shooting gallery, if people were clearly visible on a street. They did not shot to warn, but to kill. By the side of the road cars are lying around and they [Ukrainian army] do not allow the bodies to be picked up. Accordingly it smelled noisome due to decomposition of the bodies. Only after the liberation of the area the corpses could be removed. So they are fighting so against children, against women; and yet once they see armed men they lay down their arms and surrender with a white flag.
--CE (talk) 12:06, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
Wow, that is just the same pattern, coincidence or whatever it is... and this Lugansk scandal being so similar --Caustic Logic (talk) 13:41, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Missing Russian Journalist was one of the victims

Main article: Andrei Stenin

Photo journalist Andrei Stenin was last heard from on August 5. After a long saga of various authorities claiming to have him detained or not have him detained, it turns out he was killed around August 6.

This story in English and in the original Russian explains how he and 2 others were found in a burnt out car near Dmitrovka. There is a picture of the vehicle. I looked again at the video, and around 3:33 there is a very similar car in the field to the right. There are another 2 white cars along the road, to, but they look different.

They are blaming "Ukrainian army, presumably 79th airmobile brigade," but then they go into less believable "A few people managed to escape and hide in roadside plantings. On the next day to the place of fire columns profit commanders of the Ukrainian army. They not only examined the destroyed cars and dead bodies, but, according to eyewitnesses, were loading things from the destroyed machines in their vehicles, searched the bodies of the dead." This doesn't sound likely, as from what the video shows there was nothing left at all.

It seems the UN Human Rights Council is developing guidelines, for journalists in danger zones to leave DNA samples before they go, for ease of identification when they get killed. (or just taken hostage I guess). KatKan (talk) 20:39, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

This is the kind of thing I like most to see done here. Correlating! That looks like the right kind of car and spot, parking angle about right to meet sunset light from the northwest. Took 'til 3 September to figure it out and get reported? Makes sense. I saw Graham Phillips talking about this guy, wondered how he died... in this scene we studied? He didn't die from shelling, I think. This looks more like a car pulled over, occupants executed, car burned. A couple other cars look similar to me. The eyewitnesses seem plausible and not, depending. Not everyone would die, soldiers would rifle through cars if it seemed worth it (especially if not burnt yet)). That they'd see all that without being spotted is a bit of a stretch, but maybe. A survivor from Andrew's car I'd find implausible. --Caustic Logic (talk) 22:41, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
This comes of paying close attention to the battles. The name Dmitrovka rang a bell and I recalled seeing white cars in that video. In the car was Andrew, an unnamed photographer from another agency, and the third was probably their local driver (the car would be his, too). It looks like they may have driven off the road to escape. Possibly were driving in that field to stay off the road. The car is totally burned out inside. A heat-damaged camera and lenses were found in it. I think in a pulled-over situation that would have been stolen. It's not in area with a checkpoint.
Same for the other reported looting. The working theory is they were long distance shots from Saur Mohila. So everyone and everything would have been burned.
But I think it was not one brief incident. I think there were several bunches of vehicles, not a single tight convoy. Some from each got through, aware of shooting behind them but not sure what happened to the other people. The tank or armoured car that ran over the black vehicle would have come along next day, also unaware, and of course stop to check out what's been going on. They most likely "nudged" some vehicles to the side of the road, too, to clear it for their own use.
A few days ago Resup posted a video collection with more than 2000 videos, no way I can go through them all but there must be some really good data hidden in there. KatKan (talk) 23:21, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
That is usually how you find the things to correlate - glad you have been looking, and then seeing, because I'm not even trying to keep up on the detailed war news. --Caustic Logic (talk) 09:25, 6 September 2014 (UTC)
Oh, and I wouldn't say SM shelling is the working theory - it may not be involved at all, or may be a mixed explanation. The host who showed us first said it was from an on-site Kiev forces presence, roadblocks or something ... may be part of the picture as well. But, if there's a shell there and it looks like it was hit with one, probably. --Caustic Logic (talk) 09:45, 6 September 2014 (UTC)
Article says on the road from Snezhnoe and Dmitrovka a shot and burned Reno Logan was discovered with remains of 3 people. According to expertise results, one of the victims is A.S., a representative of Investigating Committee Vladimir Markin is quoted saying, adding that the journalist died on August 6. Car at 3:33 on the video discussed above looks like non-Warsaw pact design (Lada, Volga, etc would be box-shaped, this got curvy roof. This other video appears to show the car, photo objectives, and also shells used. --Resup (talk) 00:55, 6 September 2014 (UTC)
Vladimir Malkin reporting investigation results in the video embedded in this article. He says in particular that it happened northwest from Dmitrovka. Ukrainian Army started firing on refugee convoy. Fougasse shells and tank pulemets were used. More than 10 cars with civilians were destroyed. Few people managed to escape. --Resup (talk) 01:08, 6 September 2014 (UTC)
This article suggests location details: Вниз по склону из-за деревьев виднелись крыши маленькой деревни Пересыпь. Down the hill, house roofs of a small village Peresyp' can be seen. Can't find on google maps. --Resup (talk) 01:12, 6 September 2014 (UTC)
Another video.
And yet another video, with more cars including a Lada, and OSCE guy on the scene. It appears that 0:01 on that video is same place as 3:15-3:33 on earlier Roszypnoe video. --Resup (talk) 02:27, 6 September 2014 (UTC)
If there's a curve to the metal there shouldn't be, blame fire, or the wrong car ID. There are at least two in that area, and either way, it's the same area.To be clear, we refer to one or another of those back off the road, matched partly by the same spot. Just for the record, 3:14+3:18 in the road of death video (stitched, top) vs. 0:39 in the video saying here's his car (bottom). 100% the same place. The village down the way is Rozsypne. Cool.
Ukraine Andrew Stenin Car Loc 1.png

--Caustic Logic (talk) 09:25, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

So I watched the second video finally, even clearer - the above graphic may be unneeded, but oh well. The ID sounds sound, Markin must have misspelled Rozsypne, and the OSCE has seen the site. Cool. --Caustic Logic (talk) 09:45, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Lugansk August 18th

Moved to Talk:Attack on convoy near Novosvetlovaka

Time and context?

Attack route of Ukrainian forces on August 6th (blue arrow)

The place is what is now known as "Southern Cauldron 2.0". Ukrainian forces attacked the area soon after the last batch of the three-and-a-half brigades trapped in the border area had either surrender or escaped to Russia. (Of the original 6,000 troops some 3,000 lost their lives.) The attack seems to have happened on August 6th with more movement on August 9-10. The "cauldron" was again sealed off with NAF taking the Marinovka border crossing on August 13th. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 19:33, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

A Pro-Kiev Analysis

Ukraine@War: Daring Ukrainian move towards Krasnyi Luch at high costs This draws on more than we've had. "Several videos appeared reported to be recorded between Dmytrivka and Snizhne." Video 1 and a part 2 (reported August 12th, uploaded August 16th) just show the host and friends, clowning around, driving, singing, smiling, or meeting with other forces who have tanks and such, all on this stretch of road in good fshape and clear. Thoroughly likeable, light viewing - nothing blows up. These are used only to establish federalist patrols in control of this area (as is video 3, of maneuvers there).

VIDEO #2 is the one we've seen, "uploaded August 15th, reported to be August 13th." Cited posting: 2014 08 13 ЭТО за 9 дней блокады Дмитриевки участка дороги возле села Рассыпное... (2014 08 13 THIS is for the 9 days of the siege of Dmitrievka road near the village of Loose (Rozsypne)...) 9 days ending by noon on the 13th, with rotting bodies just removed - right after nothing wrong on the 12th - makes little sense in a "seige" that must have started August 4, if so.

U@W Analysis: "Road of destruction. This is a long video that shows a lot of destroyed cars" He maps it the same as here, pretty much, noting the monument. "Wow! That was some road of destruction! Since most of the wrecks are personal cars, these must be from Russian terrorists and the Ukrainian army must have shot those." He notes a T-72 tank Ukraine doesn't use, but he titles the post "Ukrainian push at great cost" ... meaning great cost to others, I guess. He seems excited that one car was run over by a tank, and that the gas cylinders in the burned out (ambulance truck?) suggest fuel shortages are dragging the terrorists down. He doesn't seem to know any of what the host says in his narration, so we're ahead there.

It seems worth wondering if this video poster cited, Алекс И is actually the original uploader he seems. He's got the one video apparently earlier than anyone els, but the rest uploaded in a batch the next day, all with this (given date) timeline issue. --Caustic Logic (talk) 13:33, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

The 12th date is quite odd. Rozsypne is in the middle of the ATO push to Krasnyi Luch. The pocket was only closed on August 13th. The Kot Ivanov maps claim it took several more days to retake Rozsypne. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 15:17, 29 August 2014 (UTC)


Ukrainian military units blamed for the carnage or operating in the time and place and perhaps involved.

  • Generally blamed by early Russian reports is the 79th Air Mobile Brigade (WP) Said to have lost 480 members as of August 2. (FB)
Paratroopers of the 79th Mykolaiv Separate Airmobile Brigade broke out of the encirclement where they remained for three weeks, renowned volunteer Yuriy Biriukov, who helped remove the wounded from the encirclement, wrote on his Facebook page.
"My [guys - ed.] have escaped. 3 weeks. They didn't give up, didn't lay down. Proudly. As airborne forces should do ... Everyone is alive on the way out... I'm running to meet them," the volunteer wrote.
As reported, separate battalions of the 79th Brigade, along with other military units for a long time were surrounded near the border with the Russian Federation in the ATO area ?? (as found). They were poured with the crossfire from both Russia and separatists.
It is now known about the 22 dead and more than a hundred wounded of the Mykolaiv paratroopers. (Ukrinform Aug. 7)
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has highly praised the contribution of paratroopers of the 79th separate air mobile brigade of the Land Troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine for the liberation of territories in Donetsk and Luhansk regions from terrorists. (Kyiv Post Aug 21) --Caustic Logic (talk) 22:24, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Kirovohrad special forces: Rebel commander (unnamed) says his people planned to pass this way, and someone apparently heard. Everyone who came that way before them paid. "The Kirovohrad special forces shot everyone. They did not stop the cars to inspect them, they simply shot everyone who was going from Snizhne and Dmytrivka" ... "Scouts were killed at once, our car was breaking through the ambush. Once we had broken through, we saw the shot-up civilian vehicles," the officer said. (RIA Novosti Sept. 19)
  • 25 25th Airborne Brigade - involved in taking of Saur Moghila

On July 28, 2014, after intense fighting, the Armed Forces of Ukraine claimed that they recaptured control of Savur-Mohyla from the pro-Russian insurgents.[4] However commander of the pro-Russian Donetsk People's Republic rebellion Igor Girkin, denied Savur-Mohyla had been lost, saying fighting was continuing.[5] On August 9, 2014, it was captured by the Ukrainian army.[6] On August 21, 2014, the memorial was destroyed.[7][8] On August 26, 2014, the insurgents recaptured the hill.[8][9] (photo caption: Paratroopers from Ukrainian 25th Airborne Brigade inside the damaged memorial - August 9, 2014) ( Savur Mohyla WP]) It seems they were near and fighting to get into the memorial on the 6th. Depending how close, this might fit fine with the graphic above of possible shelling on the road 13 KM northeast. --Caustic Logic (talk) 22:24, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

More car crushing...

Off-topic... -- Petri Krohn (talk) 14:05, 13 November 2014 (UTC)