Monuments to Russian mercenaries who died in the Donbass are being paid for by the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation. This follows from the document posted by Necro Mancer blogger.
Mother of the deceased serviceman, who fought on the side of the "DNR" militants, asks Alexander Borodai, head of the so-called Union of Donbass Volunteers, to add the missing $300 for the monument to her son. She reports that the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation has already allocated $450.
As previously reported, Russian President Vladimir Putin had repeatedly stated that servicemen of the Defence Ministry of the Russian Federation do not take part in hostilities in the occupied territory of eastern Ukraine.