Soldier Instagrams Russia secret

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Published Aug 4, 2014, 9:44 am IST
Updated Jan 10, 2016, 8:38 am IST
‘Selfies’ of Russian soldier may have blown lid off Russian Army presence in Ukraine
Selfies by Russian soldier Alexander Sotkin appear to come from Ukraine.
 Selfies by Russian soldier Alexander Sotkin appear to come from Ukraine.

London:  A Russian soldier putting up his ‘selfies’ on Instagram may have blown the lid off the long-denied Russian Army presence in Ukraine. Media reports said that Alexander Sotkin, 24, had been posting pictures of himself in various combat settings.

But he appeared to have activated a locator map that showed where the images were taken: Inside eastern Ukraine. A series of earlier images showed Sotkin’s location to be the village of Voloshino in southern Russia, where his unit appears to be based. Two pictures posted on July 5 and 6 are geotagged 10 km  away, across the border in Ukraine.

 





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