We managed to identify another Russian Special Forces soldier who took part in attack on Council of Ministers of Crimea on February 27 2014. His name is Viktor Shaforostov, born on October 23 1992 in Novorossiysk, Russian Federation. His unit number is 61756, his squad name is “Intelligence Squad of Division”, he is a paratrooper of 7th Guards Airborne Assault Division. He is a close friend of another Russian soldier Ramenskiy Stanislav who attacked Council of Ministers of Crimea building in Simferopol, Crimea on the same day. They both are Russian regular army soldiers, part of Putin “Ghost Army”. Read our investigation report about Ramenskiy Stanislav here http://lugansk-news.com/russian-neo-nazi-identified-as-paratrooper-who-took-part-in-crimea-annexation/
The photo above was posted on March 4 2014 by Ukrainian Internet news agency here http://novosti-n.org/news/read/65898.html It may seem impossible to identify someone by such photos, but it is actually possible if you dig in right direction.
Here is a link to a profile of Viktor Shaforostov https://vk.com/id37200125 We were lucky to find him when we analyzed the list of friends of another Russian Special Forces soldier Ramenskiy Stanislav (aka “Svyatoslav Mudry”), Ramenskiy already deleted his profile after it became public. But all information was copied and saved.
On June 2 2012 Ramenskiy Stanislav uploaded a photo of his squad with links to squad members. YES, the soldier of Russian military intelligence squad posted information about his unit available for public access.
As for Viktor Shaforostov he posted several photos with geo-location marks! Below is a screenshot of the photo taken in front of a building of Council of Ministers of Crimea in Simferopol.
If you compare this photo to the photo posted by the news agency, you can see that this is same person.
There is no doubt this is Viktor Shaforostov. 1st, the pattern on the shoulder strap is identical, 2nd, the length and the way the helmet straps are adjusted are identical and the 3rd is the symbol of the bat. The bat is the symbol of Russian military intelligence units. This photo is important as it proves that he was there on March 4 2014 or earlier, more likely the photo was taken the day when the building was captured. Shaforostov also found his photo posted in the Internet and uploaded to his profile, see screenshot below.
There is another photo with geo-location marks posted by Viktor Shaforostov, that is also in Simferopol, Crimea. He is sitting on Russian armored car “Tiger”, these vehicles without plates were used by Russian units who took control over administrative buildings in Crimea in February – March 2014.
Here is another photo posted by Viktor Shaforostov, the photo was taken inside “Tiger” armored vehicle, it has geo-location mark, it was taken in Sevastopol, Crimea.
Below some other photos that identify Viktor Shaforostov as a soldier of 7th Guards Airborne Assault Division, intelligence squad.
You can also watch the video how the building of Council of Ministers of Crimea was captured by Russian special forces early in the morning on February 27 2014.