Ukrainian military prosecutor unveils Russian units annexing Crimea: Russian military units annexing Crimea revealed

14:29 Oct. 2, 2016

Russian military units annexing Crimea revealed

Russian soldiers stand near a tank at a former Ukrainian military base in Perevalne, Crimea, March 27, 2014 (AP Images)

Ukraine's military prosecutor: Russia's Armed Forces disguised all insignias while occupying the peninsula

Ukraine's military prosecutor, Ruslan Kravchenko, names military units of Russia's Armed Forces, which participated in annexing Crimea.

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"During the investigation, we've collected enough evidence to exactly say what types of units were there. In particular, they were 31st separate guards air assault brigade of the airborne troops, 45th detached guards reconnaissance regiment of airborne troops of Russia's Armed Forces – a military unit 28 337, 18th separate guards motorized rifle brigade, 58th army of the southern military district of Russia's Armed Forces, 98th guards airborne division of the airborne troops – a military unit 65 451, 76th guards air assault division of the airborne troops, 15th separate guards motorized rifle brigade of Russia's peacekeeping forces – a military unit 90 600", Ruslan Kravchenko stated in an interview with Hromadske Radio.

The military prosecutor also said that for the needs of Crimea's annexation, Russia concealed insignias of their armed forces' military uniform and equipment beforehand. 

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