Video: A man in US Army uniform amid ruins at Ukrainian Barracks

KYIV ($1=36.89 Ukrainian Hryvnias) — A video shared on pro-Russian Telegram channels shows the remains of a destroyed building complex. The pro-Russian outlet ABS News, whose account was banned by Twitter, said these were the barracks of British, American, and Polish mercenaries. ABS News says the destruction is the result of a Russian precision missile attack.

Video: A man in US Army uniform amid ruins at Ukrainian Barracks
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ABS News writes: “Place of deployment of British, American and Polish mercenaries as well as Ukrainian troops were hit by Russian precision missiles. It’s unknown which instance this video shows as multiple such places were hit in the last few days”.

In the video, it makes a strong impression that another person in a military uniform with the American flag on his right shoulder is walking parallel to the person taking the video. The person taking the picture speaks either Ukrainian or Russian [the particular sentence “Look where the bomb fell, fuck” sounds very much the same in both Russian and Ukrainian]. The man in the US Army uniform just walks. Another speech was heard, but BulgarianMilitary.com was unable to determine in what language.

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BulgarianMilitary.com informs that it cannot confirm the authenticity of the recorded video footage, nor the identity, nationality, or ethnicity of the participants in the video. BulgarianMilitary.com cannot confirm when and in which area the video was filmed, nor the claims of ABS News.

Some sources claim that this airstrike at the point of temporary deployment of a battalion of the Ukr 72nd mechanized brigade in Bakhmut- Artemovsk. BulgarianMilitary.com cannot confirm this claim.

2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine

On 21 February 2022, the Russian government claimed that Ukrainian shelling had destroyed an FSB border facility on the Russia Ukraine border, and claimed that it had killed 5 Ukrainian soldiers who tried to cross into Russian territory. Ukraine denied being involved in both incidents and called them a false flag.

On the same day, the Russian government formally recognized the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR as independent states, according to Putin not only in their de-facto controlled areas, but the Ukrainian Oblasts as a whole, and Putin ordered Russian troops, including tanks, to enter the regions.

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On 24 February 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an invasion of Ukraine by Russian Armed Forces previously concentrated along the border. The invasion followed by targeted airstrikes of military buildings in the country, as well as tanks entering via the Belarus border.

Russia has so far not recognized the invasion of Ukraine as a “war”, although that is exactly what it is, claiming that it is a “special military operation”. According to the UN, in which Russia has its permanent representation, for military action to be defined as a “special military operation”, it must have a resolution issued by the UN. There is no such resolution, which automatically defines the military actions of the Russians as an invasion and war against the citizens of Ukraine.

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