Censor.NET reports that Channel 5 quotes one of the National Guardsmen, who said that he had not seen any Chechens among the killed, but he saw Russians who can be identified by tattoos. "Personally, I have not seen any Chechens but I saw Russians - I saw a tattoo of "45th Airborne Regiment," he said.
Earlier, it was reported that two of the dead soldiers were identified as members of the 45th Regiment of the Russian airborne troops.
Alexei Yurin, 21 years old from Mozhaisk. He served in the 45th Special Forces Airborne Regiment Guards Armed Forces. He was killed by the ATO in Donetsk.
Another indication of participation of the soldiers of the 45th Airborne Regiment in the war against Ukraine was the words of the Russian independent journalist Arkadii Babchenko who recently returned from Donbas.
"At the turn on Krasnyi Lyman, the National Guard found the body that was lying there for about three days. It was left during the combat, he was a fighter of the DNR. They buried him near a gas station, put a cross, there were no documents. The man had a tattoo on his arm "For Airborne" and "45th Regiment" - it is a Russian 45th Regiment. That is the person who served in Russia. I do not want to say that he served in the 45th regiment, I think he had served there previously. I want to say that if someone lost someone, I know a place where a person who served in the 45th Regiment lies, where his grave is," he said to Radio Liberty.