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Article – « How Russia Treats Its Ukraine Veterans. Returning volunteer fighters have been treated more like an inconvenience than as national heroes. »

By Christopher Miller

Russian volunteer Andrei Kamayev arrived in war-torn eastern Ukraine in late September 2014, bursting with patriotic bravado and convinced that he was following in the footsteps of his grandfather—a Soviet intelligence officer in World War II—by fighting against “fascists and Nazis.”

Using terms propagated by the Kremlin to describe Ukrainian government forces fighting Russia-backed separatists, the 49-year-old Kamayev admits to other motives for joining up: He also wanted to help restore the Russky Mir, or “Russian World,” and stave off the perceived encroachment of NATO.

More at: https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/08/how-russia-treats-its-ukraine-veterans/537330/?utm_source=fbb

Article – « Gore, But No Glory For Russia’s Ukraine War ‘Veterans’ « 

« Gore, But No Glory For Russia’s Ukraine War ‘Veterans' »,  by Christopher Miller, RFERL August 17, 2017

https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-ukraine-gore-no-glory-for-war-veterans/28681378.html

MOSCOW/ST. PETERSBURG — Russian volunteer Andrei Kamayev arrived in war-torn eastern Ukraine in late September 2014, bursting with patriotic bravado and convinced that he was following in the footsteps of his grandfather — a Soviet intelligence officer in World War II — by fighting against « fascists and Nazis. »

Using terms propagated by the Kremlin to describe Ukrainian government forces fighting Russia-backed separatists, the 49-year-old Kamayev admits to other motives for joining up: he also wanted to help restore the « Russky Mir, » or Russian World, and stave off the perceived encroachment of NATO.

But his dream of military glory came to a quick and devastating end on February 1, 2015. As Kamayev followed a convoy of tanks during an assault near the strategic town of Debaltseve — then Ukrainian-controlled — a mortar shell exploded beside him, shredding part of his left leg. He was evacuated to a nearby hospital, but without the proper medicine to treat him, gangrene set in and doctors were forced to amputate the rest of his leg up to his hip…..

On-line press – Soldiers from the wars in Afghanistan and Chechnya discuss PTSD, July 2015

Meduza_LogoWelcome back from hell Soldiers from the wars in Afghanistan and Chechnya discuss PTSD.

A photo series by Artem Protsuk

https://meduza.io/en/galleries/2015/07/28/welcome-back-from-hell Continuer la lecture de On-line press – Soldiers from the wars in Afghanistan and Chechnya discuss PTSD, July 2015