A Russian court of justice appears to have overtly documented the regular presence of the Russian military in the occupied Donbas region of Ukraine in a corruption case against a local company in charge of ration supplies for troops.
Since the beginning of the war in the Donbas in 2014, which has claimed over 13,000 lives, Russia has aggressively denied its military involvement or the presence of its regular military in the region.
The court documentation that surfaced online is unprecedented proof of Russia’s direct involvement in the war at an official level.
The court published the verdict on its website on Nov. 10 but it was only recently noticed by Ukrainian media.
The military officer allegedly demanded monthly bribes to ensure unrestricted food supplies to regular Russian military units in the Donbas.
According to the text, the Russian military formations fulfill “tours of duty in the occupied Ukrainian territory.”.
Peskov once again denied the presence of Russian military units in the Donbas. »