‘Driven to distraction’: Armed wedding in Donetsk People’s republic

Last Saturday Alexei Shevchenko, a friend of Horlivka ex-‘people’s mayor’, got married. His wife posted wedding photos on social media: the newly-weds, their best man and bridesmaid are standing at a checkpoint on the road to the town and holding submachine guns and pistols in their arms.

The photos were shared by well-known Russian blogger Rustem Adagamov. ‘They are definitely driven to distraction,’ internauts comment the photos with sad irony.

The leaders of self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic have repeatedly declared that ‘the population of Donbas region have been reduced to extremity’.


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