Russian investigative reporter Ruslan Leviev found 3 graves of Russian Special forces soldiers who were contract servicemen of Russian Army. All of them were close friends and died same day on May 5 2015. Kremlin continues to deny the presence of regular Russian Army in Ukraine even after 2 Special forces soldiers were recently wounded and captured near Shchastya city in Lugansk Region on May 16 2015. Read our report here “I am a soldier of Russian Federation”
All three Russian soldiers found by Ruslan Leviev were in Ukraine. Their names are Timur Mamayusupov aka “Mamai”, Ivan Kardapolov aka “Kardan” and Anton Saveliev aka “Sava”. They were soldiers of the 16th Brigade of Special Forces of Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, their military unit #54607 is stationed in Tambov city.
Their base in Lugansk was located and reported on our website on April 8, 2015. Read our report with photos, videos and details of geo-location at http://lugansk-news.com/russian-army-barracks-located-in-lugansk-ukraine-photos-and-video/ The 1st photo of that base was published on December 21 2014 by Twitter user from Ukraine
There is a photo of Timur Mamayusupov taken exactly at the same location in front of APC with symbolic of so-called Lugansk People’s Republic.
Here is a photo of the same APC also know as “Zubastik” (means Nibbler in Russian). You can easily see that all the photos are taken at same location… same tree, same metal fence, same beige color building.
Here is another photo from the same place posted by us on April 8.
The photos that we already have and investigation by Ruslan Leviev had proved that Russian Special Forces units are in Lugansk. They take part in military operations against Ukrainian Army on the side of so-called Lugansk People’s Republic. They get killed, their bodies get transported to Russia and who knows how many graves are out there. Relatives refuse to talk about it.
Below is a photo of Anton Saveliev aka “Sava” and Timur Mamayusupov aka “Mamai” taken somewhere in Ukraine. You can see white stripes that are used by Russian units in Ukraine as identification.
On May 8 2015 the mother of Timur Mamayusupov posted a photo of a medal that her son got for “Crimean operation”. She put a tittle for the photo “Memory of Timur…”. After the investigation of her son’s death became public, she deleted her social profile. The words on the medal say “Ministry of Defense of Russian Federation. For return of the Crimea. February 20 2014 – March 18 2014″. Obviously Timur Mamayusupov was one of those “green men” who Kremlin called “local militia” and denied they were regular Russian Army.
Below are other two graves found by Ruslan Leviev team.
On May 22 2015 Security Service of Ukraine posted detailed report in English regarding 2 Russian Special Forces soldiers captured alive in Lugansk Region near Shchastya. In that report they also mention that on May 5 2015 six soldiers of Special Forces of Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation were killed near Volnovakha in Donetsk Region. If 3 killed soldiers reported by Ruslan Leviev were not among those 6, it means that Russia lost 9 elite soldiers in one day on the territory of Ukraine. See complete report here https://www.facebook.com/SecurSerUkraine/posts/1642438469319485