April 12, 2014, during the ongoing crisis after 2014 Ukrainian revolution, people in masks and camouflage uniforms and military body armor, armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles seized the building of the executive committee, the Department of Police and Security Service office in Slaviansk. April 13, 2014 there were reports of fighting between armed men and Ukrainian troops, with losses on both sides.
The city was captured by separatist forces prior to 5 July 2014. After the intervention of Ukrainian Army, separatists were forced to retreat from the Slaviansk.
The war in eastern Ukraine, is an armed conflict in the Donbass between the Ukrainian government and the separatist forces of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republic of DNR and LNR, with military support from Russia. The date of the beginning of the conflict is considered to be April 7, 2014.
People against the backdrop of their homes after the bombing.
Slavyansk, Semenovka, Nikolaevka Krasnogorovka Donetsk region, 2014-2016.