The former Russian mercenary and one of the leaders of the militants Igor Girkin (Strelkov) confirmed that it was he who had actually started the war in Donbass.
This is reported by the NPF with reference to donpress.com.
In his interviews, Strelkov always boasted that it was him “Pulled the trigger of war.”
According to the former activist, without his participation, Donetsk and Lugansk would be cities as peaceful as Kharkov and Odessa. He said so in an interview with the Moment of Truth propaganda channel.
Program host Denis Kazansky reminded Girkin of what he said in 2014:
“I always pulled the trigger of war. If I had not crossed the border then, in the end, everything would have ended as in Kharkov, as in Odessa … There would be several dozen dead, burned, arrested. That would be it. “
The former Russian mercenary confirmed these remarks and added that he fully agreed with what he had said 6 years ago.
“Without this nucleus, the ‘Russian Spring’ would have been cut in the bud. Donbass would be suppressed because it lacked the nucleus, that is to say people who are ready to act in an even more decisive way than the most determined militants of Donetsk “, Said Girkin.
It should be recalled that Strelkov at the time of the Donbas invasion was an officer of the FSB of Russia. Nevertheless, even after 6 years of war and more than 13 thousand dead, the Kremlin continues to insist “Internal conflict” and “Civil war” in Ukraine.
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