Strelkov denied information about an attempt to get to the front and detention in the Crimea
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Igor Girkin (Strelkov)
Former Minister of Defense of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) Igor Girkin (Strelkov) denied reports of his detention in Crimea.
I don't plan to, — he wrote on his page on the social network “VKontakte”.
According to a number of channels, he tried to get into the war zone. According to Strelkov, at the front he “sooner or later by all means” will visit, “but not right now.”
in the name of Sergei Runov, but he was detained and sent to a pre-trial detention cell (KPZ) in Simferopol.
Igor Strelkov (Girkin)— a Russian citizen, headed the Ministry of Defense of the DPR from May to August 2014.
Strelkov claimed that in 2013 he resigned from the FSB with the rank of colonel. He served in Bosnia, Transnistria and Chechnya, participated in the conflict in eastern Ukraine, but in August 2014 he resigned as a minister and returned to Russia.
For participation in the conflict in eastern Ukraine, the US and the EU made it into a black list. His assets on their territory should be blocked, and Strelkov himself was banned from entering the United States and EU states.
At the end of March, the former head of the DPR Ministry of Defense announced the death of his father-in-law, Sergei Sitolenko (call sign Syty) in the vicinity of the city of Avdiivka, Donetsk region. According to Strelkov's wife Miroslava Reginskaya, whose words he quoted, her father was hit by a sniper's bullet. Sitolenko fought in the Donbass since 2014 and served in the third battalion of the third brigade of the People's Militia of the DPR.
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Strelkov together with Russians Sergey Dubinsky and Oleg Pulatov and Ukrainian militiaman Leonid Kharchenko is accused by the Dutch prosecutor's office of involvement in the crash of the Boeing MH17, shot down in the sky over the Donbass in 2014. According to the prosecution, Girkin requested the delivery of the Buk system, and he also set a task for him; Dubinsky was responsible for transporting the installation across the Donbass; Pulatov and Kharchenko helped Buk on the spot reach the intended position and then return to Russia. Prosecutors have asked for life sentences for the defendants. Strelkov denied the accusations.
The Russian Ministry of Defense claims that the rocket that shot down the plane was produced at a plant in the Moscow region in 1986, after which it was delivered to Ukraine and never returned to Russian territory. After the collapse of the USSR, the 223rd anti-aircraft missile brigade, to which the missile was delivered, became part of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
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