DNR terrorists economize by killing mercenaries — journalist

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

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.

Translated by: Anna Mostovych
Source: Liga.net
Source: FAcebook

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  • Milton Devonair

    lmao! Typical russian/communist tactic. When your ‘allies’ are no longer useful to you, then you kill them or let them be killed. They always do that.
    And a double ‘win’ for the russian apes is they will then say it was Ukrainian artillery that killed them and the Ukrainians were trying to murder innocent women and children fleeing.

    Would be a good time for Ukraine to pull back a little and let those apes chimpout on each other for a while. Get some popcorn and watch the show.

  • Stephanie Dowbusz

    I thought Putin was paying the Russian mercenaries?

    • Michel Cloarec

      Putin only pay for the regular army. The mercenaries are people from all over the world killing for money. But they can kill also if NO MONEY. So as Milton says buy popcorn and watch.
      Now the wounded General Major of DNR will have to hide in his bunker .

  • Vlad Pufagtinenko

    To quote Jackie Gleason, “How Sweet it is!”

  • Jens A

    This will make it rather difficult to get new “volunteers” or even difficult to force new Russian soldiers to participate. Therefore very strong evidence would be very helpful for this story, especially as if it is wrong, such stories can make great damage to the credibility of Ukrainian media. Credibility is after all the most important weapon Ukraine has over Russia.

    Friendly fire is after all very usual. If I remember right, the US casualties in the open battle in the Iraq war was bigger from friendly fire than from Hussein’s fire. I could well imagine a vodka soaked officer among the terrorists ordering a heavy fire on his own troops.

    • Michel Cloarec

      Who cares ? Little misinformations doesn´t hurt, if it help them to kill each other. LPR against DPR with the cossaks in between and unhappy mercenaries is exactly what it needs !

      6 unhappy spanish mercenaries were arrested in Spain when returning home without money !

      On one of the Russian Internet shops selling souvenirs and merchandise award, the Medal for the capture of Kiev “,” for the liberation of Odessa, as well as for the release Of “. The far-reaching plans of militants said the Medal “for the capture of the city”. Awards are $ 499 (just over 195 UAH).

  • Brent

    There have been many reports of infighting and territorial feuds among the terrorists and also of the Russian soldiers using them as ‘cannon fodder’ in the first wave of attacks. You’d think these mercenaries would start understanding how little Putin values their lives! Even some of the leaders cities within the DPR and LPR don’t follow the lead of the likes of Zakharchenko and Plotnisky. Seal them off and let them turn on each other.




    I wonder if this is who Russia is using their mobile crematoriums on?

  • Rascalndear

    This seems very hard to believe. They need the mercenaries to fill their numbers as there aren’t that many of the DNR/LNR “volunteers.” And the mercenaries are presumably hired by Russia, not DNR/LNR, who have no source of revenue except theft.

    • AnnOnaMice

      Correct… there are few volunteers. The Donbass “authorities” have begun to set up offices for the people in the rebel-held east to get “travel documents” – when you go to get such a travel document for yourself, you find out if you were previously “”conscripted” and get immediately “shanghaied”.