Battle Aftermath: Ukrainian Forces Recapture Village Outside Kyiv

March 28, 2022 13:51 GMT – By RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service

Ukrainian forces say they have liberated the village of Lukyanivka in the Baryshivka district of Kyiv. A local elected official who took part in the battle on March 24, Dmitry Linko, said dozens of Russian soldiers were killed, several armored vehicles were destroyed, and at least three tanks were captured. RFE/RL photographer Serhiy Nuzhnenko photographed the aftermath of the battle at Lukyanivka, where many houses suffered heavy damage.

A Ukrainian soldier walks near a destroyed Russian tank in Lukyanivka on March 27.
1A Ukrainian soldier walks near a destroyed Russian tank in Lukyanivka on March 27.
Many houses were left in ruins during the fighting.
2Many houses were left in ruins during the fighting.
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The remains of a Russian tank
4The remains of a Russian tank
The Ukrainian flag flies above a destroyed home.
5The Ukrainian flag flies above a destroyed home.
Ukrainian soldiers stand next to the damaged memorial to the fallen soldiers of World War II in Lukyanivka
6Ukrainian soldiers stand next to the damaged memorial to the fallen soldiers of World War II in Lukyanivka
Ukrainian armored vehicles now patrol the village.
7Ukrainian armored vehicles now patrol the village.
A captured Russian tank
8A captured Russian tank
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A local official said at least three Russian tanks like the one pictured were captured.
10A local official said at least three Russian tanks like the one pictured were captured.
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A Ukrainian soldier drives a Russian tank.
12A Ukrainian soldier drives a Russian tank.
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Several Russian armored vehicles were destroyed.
14Several Russian armored vehicles were destroyed.
The writing on the gun barrel of the tank reads: "Good evening, we are from Ukraine."
15The writing on the gun barrel of the tank reads: “Good evening, we are from Ukraine.”

https://www.rferl.org/a/ukraine-battle-lukyanivka-kyiv/31774164.html

3 comments

  1. Good job!
    I wouldn’t want to ever be a ruskie tank driver. They die like ruskie generals. Those tanks sometimes look like aliens have destroyed them, that’s how bad they look.

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