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The world has been watching the war between Russia and Ukraine in fear for months. While the war, which cost tens of thousands of lives, continued at full speed, a statement from Russia that fell like a bomb came to the agenda.
The eyes and ears of the world have been on the news from Ukraine for months…
The bloody war, which started with the order given by Russian President Putin in February last year, continues to die.
While the war, which entered a new phase with Russia’s downing of Soledar, continued at full speed, a statement from Russia that fell like a bomb came to the agenda.
Russian commander Igor Girkin, who played a key role in Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea and the conflict in the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine, blamed the failure in the war.
Underlining that the Russian armed forces cannot manage with the personnel at their disposal, Girkin said, “For this reason, our president completely withdrew from directing the special military operations and handed over the task to Defense Minister Shoigu, who prepared his army badly.”
In other words, Girkin, describing the Russian military effort as a “complete failure”, shifted the responsibility to the Minister of Defense and the command.
The first reaction from Ukraine to Girkin’s comments came from the Ukrainian internal affairs adviser Anton Gerashchenko.
Gerashchenko, who shared a video created with Girkin’s comments, made the following note;
‘The terrorist Girkin criticizes the Russian leadership and the Russian army for not preparing for war and predicts that Russia is doomed to lose the war.’
While these statements of Girkin fell like a bomb on the Russian agenda, many social media users said:PutinHe commented that ‘it will piss me off’.
Girkin, who was on trial for life imprisonment in the Netherlands for his role in the MH17 disaster, which was shot down in eastern Ukraine after taking off from Amsterdam in July 2014 and resulted in the death of 298 people, has long been criticizing the Russian army and accusing it of failing to achieve its strategic goals in Ukraine. ‘ was known.
According to Dutch media, Girkin, who was detained on his own initiative in August on his way to the front near the city of Kherson, was sent back to Moscow.
The Netherlands asks Russia to extradite Igor Girkin for his role in the MH17 disaster.