14:38, December 6, 2022Source:
Former “defense minister” of the self-proclaimed DPR , Igor Strelkov , said on social networks that his attempt to “take a direct part in the hostilities” in Ukraine “did not end with success.” According to him, he has been in Moscow since December 5.
Strelkov said that in October he arrived in the DPR, where he was enrolled in one of the units of the “people’s police” with the rank of private.
“I was (unofficially) informed that the ‘inconsistent’ enrollment in the ‘people’s militia’ of the DPR caused dissatisfaction with the ‘higher command’, but they assured me that this issue ‘would be resolved in due course’,” the message says.
According to Strelkov, he served for a long time as acting chief of staff of the battalion at a military training ground, and in November he left for the frontline zone in Svatovo. He stayed there for 10 days, and then returned to the training ground and found out that he was “not listed in any way” in his unit.
“As a result, from October to the end of November, I was illegally in the N-th battalion of the N-th regiment, illegally carried weapons and ammunition, illegally traveled to the area of the NMD and to the frontline zone,” Strelkov wrote.
Strelkov accused the command that, knowing about his status, they received help at his expense. Upon learning of this, he handed over the “illegal” weapons and returned to Moscow.
Igor Strelkov regularly comments on the course of the war in Ukraine, including criticizing the actions of the Russian leadership. In October, a number of Russian “military correspondents” and “patriotic” telegram channels reported that he had gone to the front. The Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine promised to pay 100 thousand dollars for the capture of Strelkov.
In November, a court in the Netherlands sentenced Igor Strelkov and two other defendants in the case of the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in the Donbass in 2014 to life imprisonment. Several criminal cases have been filed against Strelkov in Ukraine , including on terrorism and violations of the laws and customs of war.