"High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our Ts&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. Email email@example.com to buy additional rights. Café encounter exposes reality of Russian soldiers in Ukraine - FT.com
"Fighters from Russia’s restive Chechnya and North Ossetia regions have been playing a visible role on the ground in Donetsk since May, when they first began talking to reporters, including from the Financial Times. While the majority of the men manning the Donetsk and Lugansk rebel-controlled checkpoints are local – as are many of the men taking part in the fighting – there is ample evidence that mercenaries are also present on the ground. Some of them appeared to have been staying at the $100-a-night Donetsk Ramada, one of the few Donetsk hotels that has stayed open throughout the fighting."
The preceding quote seems to be the relevant one from the FT article. So there are mercenaries fighting for the rebels, just like the CIA financed mercenaries fighting for Kiev. This is no surprise.
all of the videos, all of the articles, all of the OSCE reports?
Looks like Stalinist paranoia and denial is alive and well.
Next you'll tell us the Holodomor didn't happen, the Katyn Massacre didn't happen, and Cuba had no Soviet nukes.
I don't care about our leadersYou are following the unwholesome example of our idiotic leaders
Your subjectivity doesn't matter the facts doI see this pompous pretentious perspective as the same problem with the USA acting as if we do not respect the opinions of Russia, as if our American belligerence is the FACTS and everything from Russia are not respected as being just their opinions, as if we were going to just prance into the Ukraine with our opinionated FACTS which has not turned out as the reality.
No thats your interpretation of such events. It bears little resemblance to realityAs such Russia has annexed the Crimea as one of their "opinions", and Russia rules over the western Ukraine as another one of their opinions, and they demonstrated to the USA and to Britain that they Russia can attack and can turn us into nuclear ash and rubble as another one of their opinions, while the USA is still being belligerent and arrogant by viewing our demands as being the FACTS as we do not respect the opinions of Russia.
The USA has nothing whatsoever to do with current events in Ukraine as your manifest inability to establish any evidence for that (despite multiple requests) bears witnessAs such the USA is acting as a land of fools, and it is our disrespect of others which makes our own opinions as worthless and immature