Russians Want to Know if They Are at War

"Russian independent media this week reported on secret funerals held for several soldiers in northwestern Russia, citing mourners who said they were killed in Ukraine."

#War

Fri, Aug 29th, 2014 15:34 by capnasty NEWS

When a mother recognised her son as one of the Russian paratroopers captured in Ukraine, Russians have started asking where their soldiers are and if the country is at war.

One mother, Olga Pochtoyeva, says when she approached officials with photos on the social media site Vkontakte that appeared to show her son had been taken prisoner in Ukraine, her claims were dismissed as “provocations.”

“We showed them [these pictures] and they didn’t believe it,” she says. “It’s Photoshop, they told us. I’m sorry, I’d never mistake my son’s eyebrows for Photoshop.”

The paratroopers, who have been paraded in front of cameras by Ukrainian authorities at least three times, are only the most public face of Russian military involvement.

  1285

 

You may also be interested in:

Live Map of the War in Ukraine
Robot Wars
"Battleships may get a resurgence."
World Peace is Closer Than You Think
"Many countries now routinely use computer attacks for intelligence and military purposes."