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Ukraine releases names of Russian soldiers killed in Debaltseve

Ukraine releases names of Russian soldiers killed in Debaltseve
Translated by: Anna Mostovych

The Ministry of Defense (MOD) has released the names of several Russian citizens who had been fighting in Ukraine. The names were determined through documents that the soldiers of the Ukrainian 128th Mechanized Brigade had taken recently from Russian mercenaries who died in battle, reports Espreso TV citing the ministry’s press release.

According to the MOD, Ukrainian soldiers report that Russian patrons of the “Russian World” concept have perfected the art of window dressing when it comes to concealing the presence of Russian citizens in the militant groupings of the terrorist organizations “Luhansk People’s Republic” (LNR) and the “Donetsk People’s Republic” (DNR).

“From the passports it is clear that citizens of the Russian Federation took part in the battle for the Debaltseve bridgehead . One such person was Evgeny Bugrov, born July 23, 1976, and registered in Tyumen, Russia,” the press release states. However, he apparently was a soldier for the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic.”

“This is revealed by the appropriate military ID. According to the soldier who killed this Russian mercenary, Bugrov wore the specialized modern uniform of the marines of the Russian armed forces and conducted himself on the battlefield as a well-trained soldier,” MOD states.

The MOD points out that “it is equally unclear why another dead soldier, Ivan Budrys, supposedly a citizen of Ukraine according to his passport, had an insurance certificate for the obligatory pension insurance of the Russian Federation written out in his name.”

“The owners of these documents have died. They laid down their lives for the illusory ideas of creating the quasi-states of “LNR” and “DNR,” the MOD concludes.

As reported earlier, President Petro Poroshenko, speaking at the Munich Security Conference, February 7,  presented new clear evidence of the presence of Russian armies on Ukrainian territory, including passports and military tags belonging to Russian soldiers.

However, Viktor Sorokin, a spokesman for Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, explained that the military tags shown by President Poroshenko “can also be bought in the market.”





Translated by: Anna Mostovych
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