This time Rustam Zhumbakov (profile archive, album archive, contacts archive), a 'lost' contract soldier, has appeared in the field of InformNapalm's interest. He was born in Omsk and served in the 247th air assault regiment of the 7th air assault division (military unit No. 54801, Stavropol). Rustam served in a unit of Ministry of Internal Affairs until 2012 and then signed his 3-year contract in 2013.
Let's take a closer look at the provided facts, which directly indicate that Rustam Zhumbakov has participated in the war against Ukraine.
1. This is the most interesting point - a photo (archive) uploaded in November, 2014, which shows Zhumbakov together with his brothers-in-arms posing in front of a field camp and military equipment in the zone of conflict.
The comment under the picture says "Out there". The following features drawn the attention of investigators:
- traditional white identification arm badges
- lack of tactical insignia on the old Russian 'flora' uniform
- the big white circles can be clearly seen on the cabins of 'KamAZ' and 'GAZ-66' army vehicles. This kind of signs is often used by the Russian occupation forces as well as by the Ukrainian army. Double white lines are located on the front and sides of the BRDM-2 vehicle - this is typical for the Ukrainian forces. It's too hard to identify the owner already - the markings could have been added later; it is also possible that the equipment has been captured. In any way, such marking has been used only in the territory of Ukraine during the active phase of the conflict.
2. Another photo (archive) of Zhumbakov was uploaded in September of 2015 - it was taken in the period of hostilities in Ukraine. Rustam is shown near an automatic grenade launcher - again without the Russian military insignia, but with white identification badges.
3. Finally, here is a group photo (archive) of the Russian troopers uploaded in September of this year. All they wear different informal uniforms without any identification markings.
These are other pictures of the military criminal R. Zhumbakov, which prove that he serves in the ranks of the Russian army (in archives - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).
So, you can see them now - the participants of the 'civil war' in Ukraine. Rustam Zhumbakov, same as his 247th air assault regiment, will be listed in InformNapalm's database with evidence of the Russian military crimes.