InformNapalm.org team prepared another investigation that shows how Russian paratroopers were used to create the illusion of internal Ukrainian conflict in Crimea.
Official Russian authorities purposefully lied about ‘Crimean self-defense’: few months after annexation Russians recognized officially that Russian army without insignia occupied Ukrainian Crimea.
Besides ‘little green men’, there was also a constantly exaggerated theme of local self-defense forces, reinforced by former Ukrainian ‘sylovyky’ (former employees of the police and special units).
But “marching columns” of defectors from the former Ukrainian police in fact consisted entirely from the disguised Russian servicemen.
The full text of the investigation can be found here.