Members of the Night Wolves, have fought on the side of pro-Russian militants during the Crimean crisis and war in Donbass, at the site of of the plane crash. They have blockaded the main routes into Sevastopol and participated in attacks on a natural gas facility and the naval headquarters in the city. In April 2015, Agence France-Presse stated that Alexei Vereshchyagin, a biker and one of Putin’s friends, had fought against Ukrainian government forces in Luhansk.
In December 2014, the United States announced sanctions against the Night Wolves due to their involvement in attacks on a gas distribution station in Strikolkove and the Ukrainian naval headquarters, in Sevastopol, and recruitment of fighters for the war in Donbass. They hope for an independent state in eastern Ukraine. But the new Russia hasn’t yet fallen into the hands of the rebels. The fierce fighting came to a halt last year in the area now a frozen conflict zone.
A branch of motorcycle gang Night Wolves, has sworn allegiance to none other than Vladimir Putin, that they are still ready to fight. They are heavily equipped and able to buy another rocket like a BUK. It may be likely that Putin will be assassinated by progressive and democratic Russians. This can happen.
The plausibility of the first launch area presented by Almaz-Antey was already discussed in a previous Bellingcat investigation. That investigation analyzed situation maps, satellite imagery, and press reports from the area and arrived at the following main conclusions: The Almaz-Antey launch area presented on 2 June 2015, was under Russian control, and there were no Ukrainian troops in the area on 17 July 2014.
Also, there were no Ukrainian Buks in the proposed launch area on 17 July 2014. However, there is not enough information to reject a missile launch from the area. Because there are relevant differences between Almaz-Antey’s old launch area and its two new launch areas. It should be asked whether these conclusions still hold for the new launch areas? This question is covered in this report.
How can the Night-wolves be defeated? Is also a question I will leave for the Americans to answer.
The Night Wolves: Putin’s motor biking militia of Luhansk.