Former top terrorist leader urged Russia to admit it is fighting a war against Ukraine

Igor "Strelkov" Girkin, commander and self-proclaimed minister of Defense of so the called "Donetsk People's Republic" (Image: AFP/ ALEXANDER KHUDOTEPLY)

Igor "Strelkov" Girkin, commander and self-proclaimed minister of Defense of so the called "Donetsk People's Republic" (Image: AFP/ ALEXANDER KHUDOTEPLY) 

2015/01/09 • War in the Donbas

Igor “Strelkov” Girkin, the former leader of Russian terrorists in Donetsk, urged Russia not “to keep head in the sand” and admit that it is fighting a war against Ukraine.

He said this in an interview with the separatist news agency ANA News.

“We are already at war. It is possible to keep the head in the sand longer, but the country from which volunteers–volunteers for now–leave for a war, and where they are allowed to go to the war, where they are given weapons, where they receive ammunition, that is already a country at war,” – said Girkin.

He added that “we are fighting very oddly: we supply our enemy with coal and electricity.”

“But we had the same situation in Bosnia” – shared Girkin.

Translator’s Note: Igor “Strelkov” Girkin is a Russian citizen from Moscow area who played a key role in Russia’s War in Donbas, Ukraine as an organizer of “Donetsk People’s Republic” insurgency and its first “minister of defense.” Girkin, a Russian nationalist and veteran of several other conflicts, was charged by Ukraine authorities with terrorism and is currently sanctioned by the European Union for his leading role in the insurgency in eastern Ukraine. By his own admission, he served in the Russian FSB (federal security service, formerly KGB) until March 2013. Ukrainian and EU authorities have identified him as a retired colonel of the GRU (Russia’s military intelligence directorate) who participated in the 2014 Crimea annexation by Russia.

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Russia's hybrid war against Ukraine. Source: Kyiv Post

Russia’s hybrid war against Ukraine. Source: Kyiv Post

Translated by: A. N.
Source: Ukrayinska Pravda

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  • Don Casavant

    This guy is so full of crap that his eyes are brown! Some one should do the world a favor and put a round between his eyes, he uses oxygen that other people could put to good use!

    • Michel Cloarec

      He means BIG TROUBLES !
      Impressed by the march in Paris ?

      • Don Casavant

        Yes I was very impressed by the march! Did the US send anyone?

  • canuke

    Don, he’s actually useful to the Ukrainian cause. At least he’s not lying like Putler. He admits totally that Russia is to blame for everything in Donbas, and should admit so! From that perspective, he should be used whenever the troll army rants on how their aren’t any Russians fighting there.

    • Michel Cloarec

      That Girkin makes me afraid ! He is upp to something no good !
      There is a plan behind all those statements !
      For me it looks like that russia will invade and Girkin will be on place as commander in chief as FSB colonel . He is trying to make himself visible and accepted as a good guy ! I would not trust him , he has already done enough pains to Ukraine. Take care !

      • LorCanada

        From what I put together, Girkin has misgivings about the cruddy rebels who are in charge in east Ukraine as he feels they are just there for what they can strip from Ukraine and not much more.

        So the rebels want independence, well, what next? They have no money except what they can steal. How are they to govern? They can’t under present circumstances. Putin wants no part of full responsibility and is trying to shrug east Ukraine off, back onto Kyiv. Pootie has picked the bones clean (stolen Ukraine’s commercial equipment and even stolen their COAL), has destroyed bridges, railway lines, and half the mines, so now it’s time for Pootie to withdraw from the rubble and let others pick up the pieces but it doesn’t look like the Russkies are willing to rebuild the devastation they caused in east Ukraine.

    • Don Casavant

      I have to agree with Michel…I think he is up to something, but I can’t figure it out yet!!

      • Michel Cloarec

        Still thinking about this Girkin (tea time)
        American films : good cop/bad cop spel
        Montgomery had own war against Germany
        Patton had own war against Germany, wanted to go into Berlin!
        Leclerc 2eme DB , against all orders rushed into Paris to liberate, rushed into Strasbourg to liberate .
        Seems to me it is something like that going on ! The warlord/lone cowboy can be used by putin as long as it deserves own purposes.
        Can´t be good for Ukraine !
        More round tables to came, it is easier to have blackmail arguments if fightings are going on . Odessa is at risk !
        Is it a nerves war ? Everybody expecting an end, and the Khan will come on his horse ! (can´t with navy )to save the situation, the good guy syndrome !
        + Some photos for fun, CHARLIE spirit !