This is reported by international volunteer community InformNapalm, Censor.NET informs.
"In August 2014, there were many talks about Russia providing "humanitarian aid" to the Donbas, which was "defended" by separatists from Ukrainian soldiers. Against Ukraine's will, convoys of trucks with unidentified content were leaving for Ukraine.
"Strange enough, but that was exactly the time when, in late August 2014, a turning point in the situation in favor of 'separatists' occurred, who separatists suddenly found themselves with a lot of modern equipment and weapons, allegedly captured. However, 'humanitarian convoys' were not the end of the story…," an article by InformNapalm reads, the authors of which analyzed GoogleEarth photos from Russian-Ukrainian border as of early September 2014.
A satellite image from GoogleEarth dated Sept. 4, 2014 shows military equipment on the territory of the Russian Federation in proximity to the Ukrainian border marked on it. 24 units of equipment are located behind forests. The yellow line shows the state border.
Below are enlarged screenshot of marked areas C, D, E, F, G, H. Click on the images to enlarge.
By early September 2014, Marinovka checkpoint and Bravo strategic height in the north were seized by Russian-terrorist troops.
GoogleEarth has an image in its history dated Sept. 5, 2014, which was allegedly made on the day following the previous image date. It shows a convoy of 10 units of military equipment at point A ( 47°52'6.88″N 38°51'18.66″E ), which convoy had turned northwest from Mariinka checkpoint and is moving inside Ukraine's territory. Allegedly, the convoy consists of one military truck and eight combat vehicles. By the way, a motorized rifle company includes nine or 10 combat vehicles. Equipment from C, D, E, F, G, H points in amount of 24 units is now accumulated near B point ( 47°51'54.59″N 38°52'36.39″E ), but we can see 17 units on the image.
It is worth noting that visually the equipment from Sept. 4 and Sept. 5 images, both on Russian and Ukrainian territory, is identical.
"This is another proof that mythical 'captured' equipment of Donbas terrorists has quite certain origin. However, the fact that the Russian Federation has long been terror supplier is not new if one looks at the history of its neighboring countries over past 24 years…," authors of the investigation note.
Related materials: Evidence of Russian aggression in Ukraine