The officers of Ukraine's Alpha Group special force who defected to Russia back in 2014 are sent by the Kremlin to participate in punitive operations in Chechnya and Dagestan.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine eliminated five pro-Russian militants in the vicinity of Avdiivka (the Donetsk region).
On May 6, separatists in Ukraine's Donbas region celebrated three years of Vostok armed gang formation in occupied Yasynuvata.
Ill-known Russian terrorist Erkin Ismanov (call sign Kedr) who arrived in the Donbas from Moscow in 2014 and joined militants of the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic” (aka “DPR”) was eliminated in a clash with the Ukrainian military on the outskirts of Pikuzy village (former Kominternove) on April 3. Separatists say Ismanov allegedly came under mortar strike.
A list of more than 3,000 Russian soldiers and mercenaries killed in the Donbas was published in the Internet.
Formed "deputy head" of the Luhansk "people's militia" Vitaly Kiselev, call sign Kommunist, was one of suspect in "coup d'etat" attempt in the breakaway "Luhansk People's Republic."
Several sources say up to 70 "DPR" militants were killed in fighting in 2017, most of them in Avdiivka area.
The authorities of the so-called "DPR" refuse to retrieve the bodies of two killed militants, who have been lying on the battlefield near Avdiivka for two weeks after recent clashes.
Dmitry Stankevich, 24, a drug addict Russian mercenary eliminated in the Donbas, was buried in the town of Verkhnyaya Pyshma (Sverdlovsk Oblast of the Russian Federation). He was survived by his three-year-old daughter.
The elimination of militant warlord Mikhail "Givi" Tolstykh was organized by fighters of his own Somalia battalion.
17 high-ranking Russian terrorists were eliminated or mysteriously died in Russia or in the Donbas over the two years of the war in Ukraine’s east.
The Russian authorities have nothing to do with the elimination of Somalia chieftain Mikhail Tolstykh aka Givi in occupied Donetsk.
Terrorist Mikhail Tolstykh, also known as Givi, was killed by a blast in his office in the occupied Donetsk.
The leader of the "Vostok" terrorist battalion Aleksandr Khodakovskiy confirmed the elimination of the militant commander during today's battle at Avdiivka in the Donetsk region.
The OSCE Observer Mission operating at Russian Gukovo and Donetsk border crossing points (BCPs) recorded a van with a sign “Gruz 200” and several ambulances heading from Russian Federation to the Donbas and back between Dec. 20 and Dec. 27.