Russian troops in Ukraine. Proof from Captain Obvious.

How much more proof do you need? I feel that I have become Captain Obvious.
Russian soldier with a Russian machine gun on the Russian military vehicle ... in Ukraine. (1999)
(The PKP "Pecheneg" (Russian: Печенег) is a Russian machine gun chambered for the 7.62x54mmR round.) (1997)
(Development began in 1997 at the initiative of the head of the Russian Border Guard Service Andrei Nikolaev. Armored vehicle meant to replace the border guards' main transport GAZ-66.)
Previously, these military vehicles were seen at Lugansk. ( , , )

In the background is visible Ukrainian License Plate.

Caption: The village Pervozvanovka, Ukraine.
(The KSVK anti-material (or large caliber sniper) rifle was developed in the late 1990s by ZID plant, based in Kovrov, Russia. It is based on the SVN-98 12.7mm experimental rifle.)