Separatist profiles (updated)
Profiles of the pro-Russian separatists are appearing in the western press. Here are a few of them, along with some related reports.
On the separatists:
Pro-Russian commander in eastern Ukraine sheds light on origin of militants (P. Sonne and P. Shishkin, Wall Street Journal)
Meet the pro-Russian separatists of eastern Ukraine (Simon Shuster, Time)
Ukraine revolt shows faces, but whose are the brains? (De Carbonnel and Vasovic, Reuters)
Insurgents identified: The green men of VKontakte (Ukrainian Policy)
Inside the ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’: balaclavas, Stalin flags and razorwire (Luke Harding, Guardian)
On those kidnapped by them:
Putin’s men in Ukraine seize U.S. journalist (Daily Beast)
Some of kidnapped reporter Simon Ostrovky’s video reports can be seen here.