Lost Ivan

 

Russia

“Lost Ivan” is looking for Russian soldiers in Ukraine.

“Lost Ivan” is a portal in which pictures and data of Russian Army’s missing soldiers are posted. Many of them, according to people describing their fate, were heading for military exercises but eventually died in Ukraine.

The descriptions available at the LostIvan.ru portal concern circumstances of the disappearance of Russians or of their deaths, and are often very detailed. The soldiers are identified by their names and surnames and also by their military ranks and the units they were serving in.

For example, we find that “Sergey Zdanovych” left for military manoeuvres to Rostov (the largest city of the oblast adjacent to Ukrainian Donbas) but “he died while storming the Donetsk airport on May 26th”.

According to inforesist.org which took a careful look at the site, some of the soldiers’ profiles are supplemented with information about the region of Russia they come from, the last time they contacted their relatives, and the content of those conversations.

The website is still quite new and the data on it is constantly changing and being supplemented.

Officially, Russia does not admit that any of its soldiers are in Ukraine. After Russians from airborne units were captured in August, Moscow assured the world that the soldiers  had crossed the Russian-Ukrainian border by accident and had not resisted when they were detained.

Source: tvn24.pl, translated by Anonymous, edited by R. White and L. Spencer

 

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