As reported by Censor.NET citing 112 Ukraine TV channel, this was announced by terrorist leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk republic Alexander Zakharchenko.
"This village is significant for me. It was our first offensive. The village has been pretty much destroyed during the combat. In order to save my fighters I had to burn down houses. By burning down these houses, we have saved lives of us and our people," he said.
It was reported earlier that during combat activities in Kozhevnia in summer 2014, the village had been totally destroyed and remained without power for four months.
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