Sinister texts reveal high-tech front in Ukraine war

Kiev, Ukraine • Television journalist Julia Kirienko was sheltering with Ukrainian soldiers and medics two miles from the front when their cellphones began buzzing over the noise of the shelling. Everyone got the same text message at the same time. “Ukrainian soldiers,” it warned, “they’ll find your bodies when the snow melts.” Text messages like the one Kirienko received have been sent periodically to Ukrainian forces fighting pro-Russian separatists in the eastern part of the country. The thr...

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