Ukrainian army has been station in Debaltsevo (Debaltseve) for a few months before local self-defense forces had to push them out due to constant aggression that came from Ukrainian army. First Ukrainian army was offered to leave in peace, but without weapons. When they refused locals had to take action. After fierce fighting several thousand Ukrainian soldiers were pushed out. Over 300 Ukrainian soldiers were taken prisoners and another 700 to 1500 is believed to be dead. Ukrainian government has announced on a state sponsored TV channel that their forces have retreated in an orderly fashion and only 20 of their solders are dead. Below are photos of dead Ukrainian soldiers that were found by locals in one day over a week after the fight took place.