Armored Vehicles Flying Russian Flags Appear in Eastern Ukraine

“Military vehicles flying Russian flags have been seen in eastern Ukraine. They appear to have defected from the Ukrainian army.”

TIME

Military vehicles flying Russian flags have been seen in eastern Ukraine. They appear to have defected from the Ukrainian army.

The Associated Press reported of a column of combat vehicles with Russian flags driving through the city of Slovyansk. One soldier said he was a part of the 25th brigade of Ukraine’s airborne forces and that they have switched to the side of the pro-Russian forces.

Der Spegiel’s online foreign affairs editor also tweeted images from Kramatorsk.

Ukrainian forces advanced to the eastern town of Kramatorsk after retaking the local airfield, in a Tuesday “antiterrorism” operation lauded as a victory by acting President Oleksandr Turchynov. However, the military defections, as well as a fresh takeover of the mayor’s office in…

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