Having arrived to Ukraine, the Russian special forces operatives often replace their native towns in blogs with ‘Donetsk’, ‘Luhansk’, etc set the Ukrainian phone numbers, remove the military insignia. Let’s check out who “did not shoot but just passed by” this time (as the captured Russian GRU serviceman Evgeny Erofeev recently stated in the court).
Kirill Demenkov (born on April 2, 1992) is an active participant of the hostilities in Ukraine. Social profile: account on VK. Stated mobile No.: +380 660059282 [Ukrainian operator]. Skype: razvedka.razvedk [intelligence.intelligenc]. Native town: Donetsk…
- Demenkov – a career special forces serviceman, a contract soldier of the 46th separate brigade of operational designation, Internal Troops of the Russian Federation. There are a lot of photos from Chechnya in his profile’s album. Next, he has a picture with a typical ‘internal troops’ badge on his uniform’s sleeve and with black-and-white horse badge on the other one (the emblem of the North-Caucasus Military District). Kirill has a distinguishing characteristics too – a tattoo of a bat on the back with ‘SK VO’ inscription [abbreviation for ‘North-Caucasus Military District’], other tattoos are also present. His friendlist contains a lot of soldiers from ‘neighboring’ battalions. Finally, he saved a photo of the ‘Mirazh’ [Mirage] 352nd separate reconnaissance battalion’s badge. This battalion is organic to the 46th brigade.
2. Obviously Demenkov arrived not on his own. The whole group of his comrades ‘in assignment’ was disclosed.
- the first trip: from March till May of 2015 (the photo series upload date) – the burning Ukrainian houses, shooting from grenade launchers, ruins (possibly the Donetsk airport’s ones), militant’s common white arm badges, armored vehicles from the 1st motorized battalion of the 1st DPR’s brigade (‘local tractor operators’ as they say) and other points. After fighting for some time he returned back (in the summer he was at home).
– the second trip seems to be the fresh one – in the end of October they were moved in the direction to Donetsk. They rested at home, had fun and then came back to Ukraine on October 27. The most interesting photo was taken with the ‘DPR’ posters in background.
The conversation under the photo:
– where are you, bro?
– Evgeny, it’s DPR
– Be carefull there!
– Evgeny, this is not my first time 🙂
– Kir, it’s unusual to see you in civilian cloth.
By the way, he came with a few friends. It is possible that arriving of these scums is linked with the hostilities escalations in the central sector.
More photo proofs are archived:
Ukraine, trip 1
Burning Ukrainian villages
Inside the vehicles
Armored vehicles – a lot of the Russian special forces’ servicemen. ‘Red beret’ is in charge. The tactical insignia are painted over with green color. In the top you can see ‘1’ in rhombus and ‘142’. The scums pretend to belong to the 1st battalion of the 1 st brigade of ‘DPR’.
Ukraine, trip 2, the fresh one
Mozdok (Republic of North Ossetia–Alania, Russia)
Tattoo on the back
‘Caucasus’ inscription on the snow
The full database with the proofs of the Russian military presence in Ukraine (based on the investigations by InformNapalm international volunteer community) can be found here. The information is presented as Google sheets and infographics.