Russia Update: Funerals of Combatants Prove Russian Military Presence in Ukraine

January 22, 2015
Russian fighter Yevgeny Krasnosheyn from St. Petersburg who died in battle at the Donetsk Airport in January. Photo via VKontakte uploaded in 2013 from an unknown location.

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The growing number of funerals of Russian soldiers killed in action in Ukraine provide evidence of the Russian military presence in the Donbass.