To Catch a Russian Soldier (Excerpt from ‘Selfie Soldiers’)

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As the conflict in Ukraine continues, so too does Russian President Vladimir Putin’s denial of any Russian involvement. But a recent report from think tank the Atlantic Council used open source information and social media to find evidence of Russian troops across the border.

Using the Atlantic Council’s methodology, VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky follows the digital and literal footprints of one Russian soldier, tracking him from eastern Ukraine to Siberia, to prove that Russian soldiers are fighting in Ukraine.

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Read “Putin’s Teenage Army: Inside Donetsk’s Youth Warrior Training Camps” – http://bit.ly/1dr3wy4

Read “Russia Threatens Retaliation If US Puts Heavy Weaponry in Eastern Europe” – http://bit.ly/1FjHofh

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Selfie Soldiers: Russia Checks in to Ukraine

As the conflict in Ukraine continues, so too does Russian President Vladimir Putin’s denial of any Russian involvement. But a recent report from think tank the Atlantic Council used open source information and social media to find evidence of Russian troops across the border.

Using the Atlantic Council’s methodology, VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky follows the digital and literal footprints of one Russian soldier, tracking him from eastern Ukraine to Siberia, to prove that Russian soldiers are fighting in Ukraine.

Watch “The Russians Are Coming: Lithuania’s Operation Lightning Strike” – http://bit.ly/1FjHRxS

Read “Russia Denies That Its Soldiers Are in Ukraine, But We Tracked One There Using His Selfies“ – http://bit.ly/1Bkbl3K

Watch “The All-Girl Soldier Club: Child Warriors of Donetsk” – http://bit.ly/1dqZ5U0

Read “Putin’s Teenage Army: Inside Donetsk’s Youth Warrior Training Camps” – http://bit.ly/1dr3wy4

Read “Russia Threatens Retaliation If US Puts Heavy Weaponry in Eastern Europe” – http://bit.ly/1FjHofh

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