Ukraine: Russian "small war" at the enemy's expense
The attacks against the Donetsk airport, symbolizing Ukraine's resistance to Russia's intervention, don't stop for several months. As the defenders of the airport witness, periodically alongside the Russian heavy weapons assaults, some groups of strangely dressed and drugged people attack the airport in a way as "if they were immortal."
Russia uses locals to capture the airport. At the same time, this is a convenient way of cleansing the occupied territory from those unreliable known as "pro-Russian separatists," posing a problem for Moscow.
So-called local 'separatists" started realizing that they were blinded by Russian propaganda and began going out of control, transforming from Moscow's "useful idiots" to a potential threat. Civic dissidents to the new regime also forcibly conscripted into the "separatists" army, controlled by the Russian Special Forces and sacrificed during the attacks.