Combined Russian-separatist forces have withdrawn from Shyrokyne. But Mariupol residents remain wary.
Nolan Peterson, the first American journalist to embed with frontline Ukraine forces, reports on the daily Russian bombardment.
Attack puts pressure on G7 leaders meeting this weekend to tighten the sanctions against Putin and his oligarchs.
U.S. Army paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade have begun training the Ukrainian National Guard.
Makeshift battlefield medicine includes panty hose and transparent tape.
The battered seaside town of Shyrokyne stands between the Russian-armed rebels and Russian-occupied Crimea.
"This is my motherland and I will protect it. This will be Putin's grave."
"This is how it was in World War II in America.Ordinary people are ready to die for their country."
Separatist forces called back from leave to mount massive offensive this month or next.
Paras from the 173rd Airborne will instruct in "internal security and territorial defense" starting next month.
It's highly probable Putin will intervene in the Baltics to test NATO's resolve, a former NATO secretary-general says.