PRESS TOP 5: Wednesday, September 28Press Review September 28, 13:00
Russia against politicizing referendum issue in Republika SrpskaRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 28, 12:18
Russia climbs two notches in World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness rankingBusiness & Economy September 28, 12:17
CIS countries expect West to abandon its sanctions policyWorld September 28, 11:13
Rosneft plans to increase production on Sakhalin to 3 mln tonnes in 2016Business & Economy September 28, 10:44
Court approves settlement deal on Russian tank manufacturer's multibillion debtBusiness & Economy September 28, 10:28
Russian nuclear sub test-fired 2 Bulava missiles from White SeaMilitary & Defense September 28, 9:51
Norwegian minister says Russia, Norway in talks over gas exports to EuropeBusiness & Economy September 28, 9:00
Japanese PM hopes for frank dialogue with Putin in DecemberWorld September 28, 7:57
“Many of them have left the republic, but the majority stayed here,” he said in an address on Russian TV news channel Rossiya 24.
“Today very many questions are asked how this could have happened that the DPR army grew from scattered guerrilla units in a strong military organisation which can not only resist Ukrainian armed forces, but also defeat them on the battlefield,” Zakharchenko said, adding that “Kiev and the West stated repeatedly about Russian military invasion to justify somehow massive defeats which Ukrainian army has been suffering already for several months.
Zakharchenko said that many retired Russian servicemen were struggling among volunteers. “Current servicemen are also fighting in our ranks, as they came to us to struggle for our freedom instead of their vacations. This is characteristic only for Russians,” he said, recalling about dramatic events in Serbia in the late 1990s.
The DPR prime minister said that Russian volunteers “unfortunately sustained some casualties“.