Girkin, a former FSB colonel and Russian army officer, is pro-war and hopes Russia will win, but wrote Monday on Telegram that Russia’s military efforts in Ukraine are so bad he fears for his life. And the future of Russia. Writes Danish TV 2.
– I’m in hell. I am not whining or complaining now. When they break through the front, I get my gun, put on my body armor, and try to kill someone before I die,” Jerkin wrote.
He believes that Ukraine, which promised him a $100,000 reward, will kill him.
– They will kill me. But then I will feel no shame, and that way you can say I will feel good, writes the man also known by his pseudonym, Strelkov.
Girkin does not believe at all that Russia will succeed in Ukraine and believes that the next Ukrainian attack will be very deadly.
– It is impossible to describe military incompetence. This is a colossal betrayal and it will be a hell of a massacre when the Ukrainians attack next. Girkin writes that the Russian army and its high command had no chance of success.
Earlier in December, Girkin came out and said that Russian officers are unhappy with President Vladimir Putin and other military leaders for the mishandling of the war.
He believes that the Russian army needs major changes and more qualified people.
– Not only me. People in the military are not blind or deaf. Those in the middle of the ladder, Girkin said, are not afraid to say what they think and are not very nice to the president or the secretary of defense.
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Igor Girkin, a former FSB colonel who led separatists in Ukraine in 2014.
Girkin became a prominent figure in Russia’s defense already during the annexation of Crimea in 2014, when he was central during Putin’s first invasion of Ukraine. In that time, he emerged in a leading role, becoming known, among other things, for his ruthless brutality.
In November, Jerken was sentenced in a Dutch court for imprisoning E.Pn of those who shot down malaysia airlines flight mh17 over ukraine in 2014.
The plane with 298 passengers on board was shot down by a Russian missile on July 17 of that year. Girkin was convicted along with Russian Sergey Dubinsky and Ukrainian Leonid Kharchenko.
Since the plane was shot down, Girkin has denied that it was Russian nationalists who shot the plane down. Girkin is in Russia and will not be imprisoned as long as he does not travel abroad.
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