Soldier Instagrams Russia secret

AGENCIES | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Aug 4, 2014, 9:44 am IST
Updated Mar 31, 2019, 2:46 pm IST
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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