Skip to comments.Ukraine rebel chief Igor Bezler threatens to execute interviewer
Posted on 07/30/2014 1:59:13 AM PDT by blueplum
...As we talked, guards came for Budik and took him up to the main courtyard. A van had arrived, serving as an impromptu hearse, carrying the body of a rebel fighter who had died in combat. The Demon and the other fighters crowded round the open doors of the van to glance at the open coffin and pay their respects. Budik was also emotional.
I knew him well, since he was eight years old, he said. My wife and I would bring in homeless kids or orphans and try to give them a decent upbringing. I taught him boxing, tried to give him a grounding in life. I helped him out a lot. He was a good lad.
I remarked what an extraordinary testament it was to the mindless, fratricidal nature of the conflict that he was mourning the death of one of his captors. Budik chuckled. You think thats weird. Theyve got a high-ranking SBU official as a prisoner here, and one of his in-laws is guarding him, he said.
The Demon materialised outside the rooms holding the hostages and told us he was ready to talk, but as we turned to walk to his office, he became agitated over the question of why he keeps hostages. He looked at us with furious eyes.
The only reason they are here is because they are Ukrainian army soldiers, he said, gesturing at the rooms with the hostages in. Those who are fighting with the Ukrainian army, we keep as prisoners. Those who are fighting with volunteer battalions, we question them and then shoot them on the spot. Why should we show any pity to them?
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~The only reason they are here is because they are Ukrainian army soldiers, he said, gesturing at the rooms with the hostages in. Those who are fighting with the Ukrainian army, we keep as prisoners. Those who are fighting with volunteer battalions, we question them and then shoot them on the spot. Why should we show any pity to them?~
Does Ukrainian Constitution allows ‘volunteer battalions’?
And he’s the type of NEW MAN admired by Putinistas on FReeRepublic.
I think so. from back in May:
Amid reports of fresh violence, former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko urged the creation of a volunteer army because neither Ukraines army nor its security services have been effective in handling outbreaks of rebellion, the Russian news service Interfax reported
Bezler — a loose cannon
Now that’s a perfect term to describe a thug responsible for shooting down MH17.
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