Members of a pro-Kremlin youth group from the Buryatia republic in Russia denied that people from the region have fought in Ukraine’s Donbas, according to a video they released on July 13.
Their presence at the battle of Debaltseve as part of a frontline tank
brigade was documented by Russian and Western media. In the video, the
speakers invite Ukrainians to their homeland to “discover Brtyatia,”
while professing their love for Russian President Vladimir Putin.