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Former DPR Defense Minister Girkin: Russian offensive on Bakhmut has brought no results
The former Defense minister of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, Igor Girkin aka Strelkov, believes that the Russian army has failed the offensive on Bakhmut, which lasted for the past two months and turned into into a meat grinder for the Russian troops. The city never came under the full control of the Russian army, despite the large losses among the Russian troops and the Wagner mercenaries. The entire Russian "great winter offensive" ended in failure, as Russian troops got stuck in …
Former DPR Defense minister Girkin predicts Russia’s collapse in 2023
The former "Defense Minister" of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic Igor Girkin,who is wanted by the Netherlands and Ukraine, summed up the results of 2022 and gave a forecast for the next year 2023.
Among the main "achievements" of the outgoing year, he predicted a major geopolitical defeat for Russia and the failure of Russia’s “special operation", which was planned "as an easy campaign for homespun coats" with a change of leadership in Kyiv. Girkin blamed the failures of the …
Dutch Prosecutor's Office demands life sentence for those accused of downing MH17 Boeing over Donbas
The Dutch Prosecutor's Office requested life sentences for three Russians and one citizen of Ukraine, accused of involvement in downing the Malaysian Airlines Boeing over the Donbas on July 17, 2014.
According to BBC News, the prosecutor requested a life sentence for Igor Girkin (Strelkov) - the former Minister of Defense of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, Sergei Dubinsky - the former commander of the DPR GRU and Oleg Pulatov - the ex-head of the DPR GRU department.
All three …
Girkin's interview with Gordon to be included in MH17 trial materials
The court in the Netherlands in the case of the downed Boeing flight MH17 over the Donbas in 2014 intends to include into the case materials an interview of one of the former commanders of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, Igor Girkin, with Ukrainian journalist Dmytro Gordon, reports Deutsche Welle, citing the presiding judge, Hendrik Steenhuis.
This is an interview that Gordon posted on his YouTube channel on May 18.
In a nearly four-hour conversation with the journalist, 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 …