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Cybersleuth Points to Russian Tank Unit in Eastern Ukraine

A Eurasianet partner post from RFE/RL

An open-source researcher in Ukraine has become the latest cybersleuth to seemingly add a chink to Russia's armor of denial about troop and arms deployments to support separatists in eastern Ukraine.
 
The researcher, who identifies himself as Askai707, details evidence on his LiveJournal blog of alleged involvement one year ago of Russia's 6th Tank Brigade in a prominent strategic and symbolic battlefield win for the separatists.
 
Ukrainian forces suffered heavy casualties trying to capture the city of Ilovaisk in the Donetsk region in August 2014. Pro-Russian forces had encircled them, and an agreement was reportedly reached by both sides to allow the Ukrainians to evacuate from inside what became known as the "Ilovaisk Kettle." However, that deal was not honored and 366 Ukrainian soldiers, according to the Ukrainian military, were killed by pro-Russian forces while trying to escape in what many described as a massacre. It was one of the Ukrainian military's most humiliating defeats in eastern Ukraine.
 

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Cybersleuth Points to Russian Tank Unit in Eastern Ukraine

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