Fighters with the separatist self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic army sit on top of a moving armoured personnel carrier at a check point on the road from the town of Vuhlehirsk to Debaltseve
The Donetsk terrorist gangs are using artillery to execute Russian mercenaries who are owed back pay for several months of “service,” reports Liga.net, citing the Russian TV journalist Timur Olevsky.
Terrorists at the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic” (DNR) are executing Russian mercenaries to avoid paying them back wages, the well-know Russian journalist Timur Olevsky, a correspondent for the independent Dozhd TV channel, reported on his Facebook page, February 26.
“In Pisky I saw a strange scene. For four hours the DNR artillery pounded a building near the airport where another DNR unit was located. I even did a news report on it. I could not understand what was happening. And the Ukrainian officers could not understand it. They only said that it happened quite often. First they fired on their own and then they opened fire on them,” Olevsky wrote.
Olevsky said the explanation was provided by a journalist who lives in Novosibirsk and who managed to return alive from the Donbas after several months fighting on the side of the DNR terrorists. “He said that this is the way they kill the mercenaries from Russia to avoid paying them the promised wages. They may owe them three months back pay, and before their return they shoot them down with artillery fire if they have managed to survive some useless battle. The Donetsk airport was one of those places. “Written off,” Olevsky concluded.