Battle for Borodyanka
Borodyanka, sometimes spelled Borodianka, is an urban-type settlement in Kyiv region and the administrative center of its eponymous district. Population: 13,044, about 1,000 more than 20 years ago.
The town is located on the river Zdvyzh which is a tributary of the Teteriv River at the end of the Polesia flood basin. It’s about 40 kilometers northwest of Kyiv, depending on what route you take.
I’ve bicycled there numerous times. Terrain: flat as a pancake.
They grow a lot of of pot in Borodyanka, so I’ve been following closely the battle there since Day 1, occasionally posting videos on of the mess at @dronedept (while being careful not to divulge critical time-sensitive info about the secret plantation and frantic efforts to dislodge the orcs that rolled in on February 24).
There’s a little airport in Borodyanka, but that’s another story.
About 200 residents of Borodyanka were evacuated yesterday. Most of them lived in the center of town, which, as you can see in the video below, was blown up into tiny bits.
My friends there live about four kilometers from the center of town, where there are lots of little dams and levees to control the spring floods and irrigate the surrounding whatever-they-grow-in-those fields.
To make a long story short, the orcs invaded Borodyanka, got shot up, left Borodyanka, got shot up, came back to Borodyanka, got shot up, and then were herded by Ukranian defense forces into a bunch of boggy fields and turned into fertilizer for the secret pot plantation.
It looked like a happy ending, until the orcs re-invaded and took the town’s remaining residents hostage. Then Russian planes dropped bombs on the town. A sad tale to to ponder the next time you light up a joint and daydream about denazification.