Kremlin TV shows fighter with Russian Marines insignia at Donetsk airport (Video)

15:16, 20 January 2015
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Russia’s state-controlled Rossiya 1 TV channel broadcast footage on January 15 of a battle at Donetsk airport in which a fighter sporting the insignia of Russia’s marines is seen.

The clip could damage further Moscow's already tattered claims that no Russian troops are fighting in Donbas, Ukraine Today reports. 

The presence of Russian troops in Ukraine has been regularly reported by international media, but the blunder by Russia’s own state media could further undermine Moscow’s stubborn claims that its soldiers are not fighting in eastern Ukraine.

Similar Kremlin denials of military deployment in Crimea back in the early spring of 2014 later were contradicted by statements from Russian President Vladimir Putin himself, who later admitted the Russian army’s involvement.

See’s video section for more of the latest news from Ukraine in video from Ukraine Today, Ukraine’s 24-hour English-language news channel.

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