Skip to comments.A Russian Soldier's Instagram Posts May Be The Clearest Indication Of Moscow's Involvement
Posted on 07/31/2014 4:33:09 AM PDT by elhombrelibre
Moscow has tried to hide its support for pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, but some social media posts from a Russian soldier may reveal even more direct involvement in the region.
Over at BuzzFeed, reporter Max Seddon has the scoop on a 24-year-old soldier named Alexander Sotkin, who has been posting some very interesting photos of his military service, and the locations of the photos are rather telling.
While Seddon has embedded a number of Sotkin's photos, which show him in southern Russia taking selfies, it's this one the communications specialist posted, in rebel-controlled Krasna Talycha in east Ukraine, that's most intriguing:
(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...
As one of the Rebels commanders said recenlty, “If the Russians had invaded we would be fighting in Kiev right now”
I’m sure the Putin apologists around here will come up with some rational explanation.
We have our own problems...let the Russians and Ukrainians play.
besides, I would not want a military run by this Marxist/Islamic regime to represent America in any more international situations. Just look at the current Israel situation.
Busted — give it up, Vlad
I’ll bet it really sucks to be Alexander Sotkin right now.
Isn't that interesting. No matter who you are.
As is often the case, you misunderstand and show yourself unworthy of claiming to be a conservative.
You can turn it off. The US Army tells their forces this all the time.
Now, the recently departed Alexander Sotkin
Go back to sleep —
Yes, and the fact that all hell will come down on him doesn’t improve the idea that he was never there in the first place. Hey, let’s see if anyone can interview him.
In fact I can’t see a thing from these pictures.
"Business Insider" -- in spite of the name -- seems to have a distinctly liberal-left perspective. Is the left now banging the drums of war in an effort to salvage something for Obama's legacy? (Pretty much everything the guy has touched over the last 5 1/2 years has turned into complete poo.)
Whatever we might say about Napoleon and that German guy that had wars with Russia, history doesn't consider them wusses.
Here — try the pictures here:
The Russian soldier whose selfie obsession could prove Putin is operating in Ukraine: Comms officer who operates kit like that used to down MH17 accidentally reveals he is over the border
This is BREAKING NEWS now? When do we send in the bombers?
Hehehee, are you the Breaking News policeman now? Your plate is full, dude, stick to being one of the Putinista apologist.
Breaking news for 5,4,3,2...
I don’t know if standards are that loose in that exact unit but this jerk doesn’t look like a member of a Russian military. Starting from that prison tattoos and hairdo and up to a crazy eyes indicating a drug abuse.
Not to mention 24 yo is too old for a conscript military considering his alleged rank.
Who really cares when we have an enemy combatant and his minions running our country. Focus inside instead of stories about Russian bogeymen. Maybe we can ask Russian troops to seal our border with mexico?
I would agree very strongly, except that we promised to protect Ukrainian territorial integrity in return for them giving up their nukes.
But the idea of initiating conflict with the current leadership makes me physically ill.
I have already seen these, thank you!
Or maybe the drug cartels can ask them to come with them as they invade our southwestern states.
I know these folks favor Putin’s neo-Russian empire but am surprised they’d want them on our border.
Post by post they show us who they really are — Russian Communist infiltraitors.
Let Germany protect them. Germany certainly owes them after being unable to prevent the reoccupation of the Ukraine in 44 by the soviets. I doubt they have the stones after their passion for war was beat out of them largely by the Russians.
Besides, odingo always breaks his promises.
I agree. The Left used to have this problem and now the Right does.
I guess you prefer zero’s Muslim communist empire?
No, and you’d have to be a real idiot to think that if someone opposes Putin he must support Obama. I’ve said this a few times. I would have opposed Hitler, Stalin, and FDR as a principled conservative.
Recall the old saying “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”. Zero and his nwo masters are enemy number 1 for the american people. Putin is a distraction. If you do not see this I cannot help you.
You’re right. I don’t subscribe to lowbrow cliches. You cannot help me.
My thoughts exactly.
We, not the Germans, made the promise - back in the Clintoon Administration. It would be nice if we could keep our word.
Explosions Heard Around MH17 Site As Investigators Finally Arrive
Yesterday, pro Russian separatists reportedly laid mines around the area of the crash, further preventing investigation efforts.
After the rescuers arrived today, new explosions were allegedly heard near the crash site. One reporter in the area reported a powerful blast, and noted smoke about six miles from the MH17 site.
I don’t get it...
Oops. My bad. Wrong img. DQ=Drama queen.
I just tested it and it worked fine... It’s a tech site that tells you how to spoof a location on instagram... It’s purpose is to allow you to add photos from before the program was released.
There is a site that allows you to drag photo’s onto and read the metadata. It’s http://metapicz.com/#landing
I didn’t try this with the pics posted in this thread. Maybe I’ll try it after dinner.