Monday, June 18, 2018

Soft Duty for Now

No wonder the Russians want the Donbas front quiet during the World Cup:

Russian paramilitary units providing security for the soccer World Cup included among their members Cossack fighters who took part in clandestine campaigns in Ukraine and Syria that Kiev and Washington condemn as backed by Moscow.

More than 800 members of at least six local Cossack organizations will patrol the streets, fan zones and team bases during the five-week tournament starting on Thursday, according to Cossack leaders and regional officials.

I assume that when the soccer event is over, those paramilitary units will get on trucks and head to the front to kill Ukrainians.