Secret dead of Russia’s undeclared war

The Kremlin’s denial that Russian soldiers are fighting in Ukraine has left families of dead servicemen searching for truth and justice.

Anton Tumanov gave up his life for his country – but his country won’t say where, and it won’t say how.

His mother knows. She knows that Mr Tumanov, a 20 year-old junior sergeant in the Russian army, was killed in eastern Ukraine, torn apart in a rocket attack on August 13.
Yelena Tumanova, 41, learned these bare facts about her son’s death from one of his comrades, who saw him get hit and scooped up his body.

“What I don’t understand is what he died for,” she says. “Why couldn’t we let people in Ukraine sort things out for themselves? And seeing as our powers sent Anton there, why can’t they admit it and tell us exactly what happened to him.”

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  • Minicapt

    Putin knows … but he also cares …

    Cheers

    • ☭ Vladimir Putin ☭

      I’m practically a Care Bear.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    I feel very bad for these conscripts and their families.
    They are poorly trained and have absolutely miserable existences in the Russian Army; from what I am told, none of them want to be there.

    • Blacksmith

      This is the way a totalitarian regime is, They lost their revolution. It is kind of like what is happening here. They are returning to communism and we are moving in that direction.

  • Xavier

    “Why couldn’t we let people in Ukraine sort things out for themselves?”

    Now there’s a propaganda machine for Obama to be jealous of.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    May the price of oil keep plummeting.

  • Surely she is challenging the great Putin unnecessarily. She must be arrested and summarily silenced before the gays come in… or something.

    (sarcasm function disabled)

  • ☭ Vladimir Putin ☭

    These soldiers did not die in Ukraine. There is no such thing as Ukraine. There is only Russia.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      I believe that you believe that.
      Like totally dude!