Category Archives: ForeignFighters

Russian Germans – the new extremists?

It’s not news that the separatists in eastern Ukraine receive and still receive support from foreign volunteers who join their fight against government forces (as e. g. mentioned here). But an article from the German “Zeit”-magazine could suggest that the fight in eastern Ukraine might become a Mecca for Russian Germans (“Russaki”)  who consider the … Continue reading Russian Germans – the new extremists?

German paratroopers in Eastern Ukraine?

According to German “Bild” tabloid, Germany’s armed forces (“Bundeswehr“) plan to deploy troops in Eastern Ukraine. The paper reports that 200 German paratroopers are preparing for a possible deployment in the conflict area. Their task would to support the OSCE in observing the current cease-fire that has been violated regularly since it became valid. The … Continue reading German paratroopers in Eastern Ukraine?

Young German fighting in Ukraine

Finnish newspaper “Helsingin Sanomat” gained access to a video allegedly captured by a 20-year old German that fights on side of the separatists in Eastern Ukraine. The young German calls himself “Stirlitz“, possibly hinting to the Russian novel character Max Otto von Stierlitz. According to the Finnish paper, “Stirlitz” received the helmet mountable camera from … Continue reading Young German fighting in Ukraine