Selfie Soldiers: Russia Checks in to Ukraine

As the conflict in Ukraine continues, so too does Russian President Vladimir Putin’s denial of any Russian involvement. But a recent report from think tank the Atlantic Council used open source information and social media to find evidence of Russian troops across the border.

Using the Atlantic Council’s methodology, VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky follows the digital and literal footprints of one Russian soldier, tracking him from eastern Ukraine to Siberia, to prove that Russian soldiers are fighting in Ukraine.

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35 thoughts on “Selfie Soldiers: Russia Checks in to Ukraine

  1. This is so much bs, NSA is tapped into every microphone, camera and GPS, even Google has GPS info, no chance VICE found this out themselves. This so not the reality of the situation. This is only one sided and really twisted.

  2. OSCE are sceptical, VICE plays the propaganda and media perception twist in, as always.. We all know whom instigated this fight and why. U.S wants NATO fronts closer to Russia and needs to install a new puppet leader.

  3. Well, what did you prove here? What, one of the Buryats, most likely long ago demobilized from the Russian army, voluntarily went to the Donbass? And where is the Russian army, where are the regiments, divisions and armies? Just one demobilized Buryat scared the whole of Ukraine? Ha ha ha When you see the Russian divisions, it is better to immediately run to Poland, following the fleeing Ukrainian army.

  4. We support Russia we love Russia. We dont care what your western media says with weird and lie news. Even Donald Trump says himself that most of Western mass media generates lies and false news. It is impossible to think American president does not know the real situation in his country on such an important subject…… We should believe him with his claim western mass media is full of lies. We trust Russia and Putin not liar western media…..

  5. Для России, это всего лишь вопрос собственной безопасности. Понятно, что в Европе Украина ни кому не нужна, но при отсутствии внутренних конфликтов, ее могут включить в НАТО. Что категорически не устраивает руководство РФ. Конфликт будет продолжаться до тех пор пока Украина не пересмотрит свое отношение с соседом. Нейтральный статус Украины, единственный путь к миру.

  6. You are so stupid because in Taganrog is a russian military base and there new who post photos in social media.
    And because he have served in russian army doesn't mean that he cant join the war in Ukraine as a volunteer

  7. This video prooves nothing ….. it shows a russian soldier in ukraine with no real affiliation to the military in an official capacity…. this can't hold up in any court that oficially Russia is involved .
    On a personal level , i think it's true , and it makes sense because :

    1. As soon as Poroshenko took power , russian ethnics started to get killed , womans , man and kids . Special troops were sent into zones like Donetsk to kidnap people
    2. Russia has billions of $ invested into Ukraine , into its economy and infrastructure . Those money are lost if Ukraine joins EU and Nato, ukraine already stated that they don't plan to return the money. Russian private assets have been comandeered and passed ( mostly sold for scraps ) to different bussinessman from USA and other countrys .
    3. If Ukraine join EU and NATO that means american anti missiles shield will be installed into Ukraine . For most of you that don't know , those missiles can be loaded with nuclear payload and used agressivly . That's something Russia can't tolerate and it's a huge risk for the world . The position being so close to Russia , makes it that any lunch would hit the target in a matter of minutes , giving the Russians no time to analize the trajectory and the payload , wich will force them to respond with deadly force imedeatly also . Think of it like Russian would now go and put nuclear weaponry into Cuba , Usa was ready to start a war back then to stop them deploying bombs in Cuba ( even tho USa already deployed nuclear bombs into Turkey , triggering this response from USSR )

    This is not joke people …. try to keep your heads clear and think this thru , not just in terms of one country but the security of the world .

  8. its ukrainian Freedom fighters against russian Imperialists! long live the ukraine i urge people of Europa & england to join the ukraine freedom fighters this is the revolution fight for your people against the Elite government oppressors who terrorise the ukraine

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