Contents tagged with Strelkov

  • Girkin: 'A regular army' is fighting against Ukraine in Donbas

    The former ‘Defense Minister of the DPR,’ Igor Girkin (Strelkov), said that those fighting for the ‘Republics’ of the Donbas against Ukraine is not a ‘militia,’ but a ‘regular army,’ as said in an interview with ROY TV, a short excerpt of which was uploaded to YouTube.

    "There are no ‘militia’ there ... They are contract soldiers, who, for 15,000 rubles (or $254 USD), which is very good money there, will shoot their own people if necessary. There are these types of people in a number of units .. …

  • Strelkov: Without Russia’s support separatist armies would be destroyed by the Ukrainian Armed Forces

    In his interview to Moskovsky Komsomolets daily, former leader of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, Igor Strelkov (aka Igor Girkin) spoke of the balance of forces between the armies of the s-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics and the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

    When asked about the personnel composition of armies of the DPR and LPR, he answered that the main part of the personnel are now contracted servicemen.

    “Main part of the armies of the LPR and DPR are contractors. They are …

  • Strelkov: The Kremlin found a way to conceal military losses in Syria

    The former Minister of Defense of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Igor Strelkov (aka Igor Girkin), while commenting on a post by a LiveJournal blogger in which the blogger expressed surprise of non-existent losses of Russian military in Syria, pointed out the usage of mobile cremation chambers by the Russian military.

    “There is nothing to be surprised of [the lack of the statistics on losses in Syria]. Most of the auxiliary operations in Syria are carried out not by regular …

  • Separatists stated that two thousand Russians are kept in Donetsk detention facility

    A Russian writer, who supports the activity of the Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics, Natalya Makeeva, stated that about 2,000 Russians are being held in a Donetsk detention facility. It is reported that they came to the Donbas in 2014 to join the illegally armed groups. According to Makeeva, she deals with issues related to prisoners of war in separatist-controlled areas and the territory controlled by Ukrainian Government.

    Natalya Makeeva claims that the detained Russians came to the …

  • Strelkov: LPR leaders don't enjoy public confidence and popularity

    The former Minister of Defense of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (LPR), Igor Girkin (Strelkov), strongly criticized the head of the unrecognized LPR (Luhansk People's Republic), Igor Plotnitsky, as written on Strelkov's  Vkontakte (Russian social media network) page. According to Strelkov, it is unknown whether there really was a coup in the LPR or whether Igor Plotnisky got all possible opponents in the so-called elections out of the race.

    “Only one thing is clear; the …

  • Srelkov confirms that Russian police opened investigation into his activities in the Donbas

    Igor Strelkov (a.k.a. Igor Girkin) confirmed that the recent visit of two policemen to his mother's house was indeed part of a police investigation against him.

    "It turns out that the visit of the two police representatives had very solid and lawful reasons. The Prosecutor’s office of St. Petersburg has started a preliminary investigation," Strelkov wrote on his LiveJournal page.

    The investigation was initiated by lawyer Arkadiy Chapligin, who filed a report after Strelkov publically admitted …

  • Russia allegedly opens investigation into Igor Strelkov

    According to Igor Strelkov (a.k.a. Igor Girkin), two people, claiming to be representatives of the Russian police, came to his mother's home and inquired about him.

    "Is there a limit to human idiocy? Today [April 22] two 'policemen' came to my mother and stated that I killed 2 people in Saint Petersburg and that a police report was filed against me. They made my mother sign a document stating that she hadn't seen me" he wrote on his VKontakte page (Russian social network).

    Strelkov said that …