This is reported by Censor.NET.
Here is the chain of radio captures which allegedly connects eastern-Ukrainian rebels, Russian government and Russian army general Sergey "Tambov" Kuzovlev.
In the end of December 2014,Russian Cossacks leader Pavel Dryomov fighting with his division in Ukraine openly asked Vladimir Putin and some "Tambov" general for the first to provide them military equipment
"...Or else "Hello Mr. Tambov, you know about the USB driver I keep in my pocket... if anything happens to us in the upcoming days, the contents of this driver will be posted at web servers all over the world...and then the game will be played for a whole different kind of power."
Few days later, in another radio capture the ataman (commander) Pavel Dryomov tells his teammate that he himself had a conversation with Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev and was promised extensive military equipment, as well as Russian military training personnel by Jan. 15, but on condition he welcomes an inspection by this "Tambov" general.
"I have Medvedev's phone number! I am f*cking shocked!": Russian prime minister promised to supply terrorists with heavy artillery, Grads, and tanks by January 15 - SBU wiretapped phone call. AUDIO
And then in another radio capture Pavel Dryomov reports to one Sergey Yurievich supervisor about the condition of their 1176-soldiers division.
Ukrainian security service (SBU), who performed the radio capture, connects this Sergey Yurievich "Tambov" to Russian major general Sergey Yurievich Kuzovlev, promoted to this rank by president Putin`s order in early 2014.
A curious coincidence is that Feb. 22, 2014, the day the Putin`s order was signed, is just days prior to the beginning of Russian invasion of Crimea. Another coincidence is that the same order promoted not few but several dozen military commanders to higher ranks.
According to open sources, General Sergey Kuzovlev was born in Tambov city (Russia) on Jan. 7, 1967, where he lived until 1984.
He graduated from Ryazan higher school of air troopers in 1990. Kuzovlev subsequently served as Poznan guards' regiment, military unit 21617, stationed in the Orenburg region.
In 2005- 2008 he served as colonel commanding the15th army brigade (peace keeping forces) near Samara, and then entered the Academy of Joint Staff of the Russian Armed Forces.
Russian-speaking bloggers also published information that between 2005 and 2008 now-General Sergey Kuzovlev served in a peacekeeping mission between Georgia and Abkhazia (which ended in a military conflict between Russia and Georgia in August 2008). After that he served as a commander of the 18th Army brigade in Chechnya, becoming 58th army chief (South region) in 2012.
Bloggers suggest that on Oct. 20, 2014 he was chosen to supervise forces of the "LPR" (the 'Luhansk People`s Republic,' one of two self-proclaimed "republics" in the eastern Ukraine).