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The bitter conflict in Ukraine has cost thousands of lives, but the Russian government has continuously denied sending its soldiers to the frontlines, despite accusations to the contrary from NATO and Western officials.
VICE News travels to Russia to investigate the mysterious deaths of dozens — possibly hundreds — of active-duty Russian servicemen who are believed to have been killed in Ukraine. Accounts gathered from soldiers' families, human rights workers, and government officials cast doubt on the Kremlin narrative, revealing the unacknowledged sacrifices borne by Russia's ghost army.
VICE news has just released Part One of it's new investigative special on the dead Russian soldiers who met their end fighting in Ukraine, and the subsequent cover up by Russian officials.
I feel it's necessary to share this important piece of journalism with the ATS community, because regardless of your views on the crisis in Ukraine, these soldiers are not being honored.
originally posted by: LittleByLittle
a reply to: DeadSeraph
No 2 wrongs do not make it right, but I will not side with the west, when they are still causing trouble around the globe. Why would I choose either side when both sides are equally corrupt?
There is no side here that is pure and for the civilians in Ukraine. On one side Putin a parasitic oligarch vs parasitic bank mafia. Same parasitic system only difference is the name. Putin or IMF. Same fate for the people, enslavement.
I see your pro West push as a blindness to not handle the crap US/banking mafia is doing right now. The insanity in the western system is not in the past. It is current. Continuing. Will not stop until someone stops it either the citizens of US or external power.
It`s a missed change to not make it just another anti-Putin thread by not honouring the mercenaries on the Ukrainian side and all the Ukrainian deaths which Poroshenko/The West just ignores.
originally posted by: DeadSeraph
a reply to: BornAgainAlien
Too bad you feel the need to use death soldiers for making political statements.
You've missed the point entirely, then. Unfortunately I think it might be you that can't see past the politics in this case.
originally posted by: BornAgainAlien
a reply to: DeadSeraph
You don`t use them in that way for making political statements, you should have added at least about why they died and also about how it`s similar in regard to all the unrecognised Ukrainian soldiers who are dead but are being ignored because it would show the real horror which went on...
I don`t care about the dead mercenaries on Ukrainian side, but at least mention they are responsible also for the deaths of those soldiers you want to honour...you don`t honour them by lying about what went on !