The New York Times о ВС РФ в Крыму во время операции "Шок и Вежливость":
In Crimea, Russia Showcases a Rebooted Army
By C. J. CHIVERS and DAVID M. HERSZENHORNAPRIL 2, 2014
PEREVALNOYE, Crimea — The soldiers guarding the entrances to the surrounded Ukrainian military base here just south of the capital, Simferopol, had little in common with their predecessors from past Russian military actions.
Lean and fit, few if any seemed to be conscripts. Their uniforms were crisp and neat, and their new helmets were bedecked with tinted safety goggles. They were sober... (с)
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