By Catlin Spencer
A report by Russian opposition says that hundreds of Russian troops have died fighting in Ukraine and that it has cost Russia roughly one billion in US dollars.
According to The National Post, the report was published Tuesday by opposition activist Ilya Yashin, who completed the research after the death of the original author Boris Nemtsov in February.
Entitled “Putin War,” the 64 page report draws on media accounts, testimonies from relatives and other representatives of dead soldiers as well as confidential sources.
However, the Russian Defence Ministry denies that any of their soldiers have fought in Ukraine, those who have joined the armed separatists were only volunteers.