Contents tagged with Girkin

  • Kyiv wants to send recorded interview with Girkin to International Criminal Court

    The Office of the Ukrainian Prosecutor General plans to transfer the obteined evidence of war crimes committed by the former DPR Defense Minister,Igor Girkin (Strelkov), to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. Among the evidence will be a video recorded interview of Ukrainian journalist Dmitry Gordon with Igor Girkin, reports Ukrainian news outlet LB.ua with reference to a source in the Office of the Prosecutor General.

    "The Office of the Prosecutor General plans …

  • Strelkov says he sold his medal for annexation of Crimea

    Former Defense Minister of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) Igor Girkin (Strelkov) sold the medal for the annexation of Crimea.

    According to Strelkov, the medal for the annexation of Crimea was presented to him by the Russian businessman Konstantin Malofeev.

    "I recently sold it because of the material difficulties that every honest person in Russia has," the former defense minister said in an interview with Ukrainian journalist Dmitry Gordon.

    The fact that Strelkov put the medal, …

  • Girkin: Ukrainian Army can capture Donbas in one week

    Former Defense Minister of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic Igor Girkin (Strelkov) said that the Russian authorities "manage" the militias in the Donbas.

    "DPR is a gray area that is completely controlled from the outside. And it is managed disgustingly by people with disgusting moral and business qualities. It’s managed from the outside, from the Russian Federation," he told Ukrainian journalist Dmitry Gordon in an interview.

    At the same time, according to Strelkov, the Russian …

  • Dutch prosecutors indict four MH17 case defendants

    The Dutch Public Prosecution Service has brought charges against four defendants in the case concerning the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane that was shot down over eastern Ukraine in 2014, TASS reports, citing Yelena Kutina, the attorney of one of the defendants. The four defendants have been summoned for investigative action.

    The international Joint Investigation Team’s (JIT) four suspects are: Oleg “Caliph” Pulatov, Igor “Strelkov” Girkin, Sergey “Gloomy” Dubinsky and Leonid “Mole” …

  • Girkin considers extradition and indictment in MH17 case possible in light of new phone call evidence

    Igor “Strelkov” Girkin, former “defense minister” of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), has admitted that the investigators of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 catastrophe have intercepted a phone call from 2014 between him and then “prime minister” of the DPR Alexander Borodai. Girkin published his reaction to the recording on VKontakte, a Russian social network.

    The Joint Investigation Team’s (JIT) report mentions an intercepted phone call from August 13, 2014, in which …

  • Girkin confirms that militant captured by Ukrainian Security Service was commander of air defense during MH17 air disaster

    Ex-Minister of Defense of the so-called DPR (Donetsk People's Republic) Igor Girkin (Strelkov) confirmed that the Lieutenant Colonel Vladimir Tsemakh who had been captured by the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU)  in the town of Snizhne, was "the commander of the air defense" of the pro-Russia militants in July 2014.

    "Borisovich" (a nickname of Tsemakh) was the chief of  air defense in Snizhne in July-August 2014. Before that, he was the crew commander of of ZU-23-2 anti-air systems in …

  • Girkin: No militia in Donbas – only contractors

    There is no militia in the Donbas – all the fighters there are paid to fight against Ukraine, said Igor “Strelkov” Girkin, former head of the so-called the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), during an interview on Roy TV. The video was uploaded on Facebook by Anatoly “Shtefan” Shtirlitz, an officer in the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

    “They do not receive money from the treasury of the ‘republic’. They are not a ‘militia’, there is no more ‘militia’. The ‘militia’ ended after Debaltseve [battle]. They …

  • Lavrov: Russia will not give the Kuril Islands to Japan

    After the meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the Kuril Islands are and will remain Russia’s territory.

    “The sovereignty over the islands is non-negotiable. We drew attention to the fact these islands are designated as a northern territory in Japan’s legislation, which is, of course, unacceptable,” Lavrov said. 

    He pointed out that no peace agreement can be concluded if Japan does not recognize the results of World War II. 

    “I …

  • Ukrainian Security Service: Moscow Patriarchate helped Girkin prepare for annexation of Crimea

    Russia used the opportunities available to members of the Moscow Patriarchate for reconnaissance ahead of the annexation of Crimea in 2014, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) claims in an information booklet it published.

    “On March 30, 2014, the armed group of the terrorist Igor Girkin (Strelkov) conducts reconnaissance in Simferopol disguised as guards for the "Gifts of the Magi" church sanctuaries,” the handbook states.

    The authors of the booklet view this incident as one of several …

  • Former DPR leader Girkin claims his personal security was made up of monks from Sviatohirsk Lavra

    The former leader of the Donetsk People’s Republic, separatist Igor “Strelkov” Girkin stated that the monks of the Holy Dormition Sviatohirsk Lavra actively participated in the conflict in the Donbas. He admitted that his personal security was fully made up of spiritual servants, monks and hieromonks of the Sviatohirsk Lavra.

    “It [the security team] was not very big but anyway they were there. A novice of the Sviatohirsk Lavra commanded one of the units in the Slavic brigade. And this novice …