Russian troops desert army over Ukraine conflict

Stories of deserters contradict Kremlin's assertion that no government soldiers have been sent to the conflict zone.

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    Some Russian soldiers are deserting the army because of the conflict in Ukraine. Their stories contradict the Kremlin's assertion that no government soldiers have been sent there.

    Al Jazeera's Rory Challands reports from Maikop, in southern Russia.

     

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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