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Alexandrov, 28, says he's a Russian soldier who was captured in east Ukraine after being sent there on active duty with Russian special forces to help separatists fighting Kiev. He said he was serving on a three-year contract. "I never tore it up, I wrote no resignation request," he said. "I was carrying out my orders."
Yet Russian President Vladimir Putin, in the face of widespread evidence to the contrary, has repeatedly said there are no Russian soldiers in Ukraine – only volunteers who have gone to help the separatists of their own accord.
So Alexandrov and Yevgeny Yerofeyev, another Russian who was captured with him, find themselves pawns in the deepest confrontation between Moscow and the West since the Cold War.
Let's hope it doesn't come to a execution. But when soldiers are deserted by their country they can easily become Pawns in the game.
originally posted by: Forensick
If Ukraine executed ANY prisoners they would be on their own, NATO, EU et al doesnt go in for that sh1t, we dont do it.
I am sure that many poor Russians are told up front, this is lucrative, but deniable, take the risk.