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MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to make losses of Russian troops in peacetime a secret.
The decree published on the official government web-site and signed by Putin on Wednesday makes it a state secret to divulge information about peacetime losses of Russian troops in "special operations."
The decree comes as evidence of Russian involvement in the conflict in eastern Ukraine is mounting.
He is not going to be able to maintain the charade he has created much longer.
originally posted by: crazyewok
We do the same thing .
How many black ops causalities do we put down as "training accidents" ?
UK certainly does not publish SAS or SBS causalities.
good for putin,he is just playing america at their own game,,blackwater ring a bell blackw ater link
A group of heavily armed men appeared in Donetsk on 3 March 2014. These were dubbed as Russian Spetsnaz operatives invading Ukraine by some, or American Blackwater operatives by others. However, it was revealed that it was actually members of Ukraine's Alpha group escorting Andrey Shishatskiy, the ex-governor of Donetsk after he attacked by a group of pro Russian separatists. Several months later Mariupol was decleared the administrative center of Donetsk oblasts due to unrest and most administrative functions were transferred there
originally posted by: xpert11
a reply to: Xcathdra
Hitler err I mean Putin is looking to deny the Russian public the full extend of the causalities his forces have suffered in the Ukraine. By feeding the Russian population propaganda (Goebbles would be proud) he is preparing the population for a war against NATO. What more needs to be said?
originally posted by: RussianAmericanJew
What was the name of that NATO general that said if Putin wanted to take Baltic states and Ukraine we could do it in a matter of a few days? It was maybe a week or so ago.