Skip to comments.Ukraine crisis: Rebel military chief Strelkov 'quits'
Posted on 08/14/2014 9:33:36 AM PDT by elhombrelibre
The military leader of pro-Russian rebels in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, Igor Girkin - known as Strelkov - has resigned.
Alexander Borodai, the former PM of the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic, confirmed the news but denied reports Mr Strelkov had been wounded.
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CNN is reporting that the leader in Luhansk resigned, as well. And Borodai resigned earlier. Looks like when the going gets tough, the tough get going.
In Russia, you don’ t quit....Russia quits you.
A Rope and a tree is his fate if the Ukrainians get him first.
It doesn’t seem like much of a choice: stay, and get the rope and a tree or go, and get to keep your stolen Mercedes and be treated like a hero in your native Moscow.
Things are changing, and quickly it seems.
Aid Convoy is an hour away from the Krasnodon (rebel controlled) Border post, on the road to Luhansk. It has stopped for the night.
Two Mobile air defense units have been brought up to protect it.
IMO, they will likely try to push the border after dawn. Under escort.....
Kiev fired two SS-21 ballistic missiles at Donetsk today, killing a bunch of civilians, and the Russians are PO’d about it, to say the least.
What Obama says in his presser will say a lot.
He probably wants his old job back in Moscow
Putin wants to invade. He’s wanted that for a long time. Now that his proxies are exposed and beaten it won’t be long till he will send in his regular forces. He’s hell bent on reestablishing the Soviet empire.
Western media following the convoy have been told they can look into any truck they like, they are finding only food and supplies.
Sorry about Earlier, the border post is Izvarino, and the route through Krasnodon.
Rebels are reporting they have total control over this road.
You think Putin wants him back...I don’t. He gave Putin a huge PR headache.
Andrew Roth - NYTimes :
Looked inside several trucks, found buckwheat, sleeping bags and a mechanics workshop.
I’d hate to be him with the rating he’s going to get from the FSB during his annual appraisal. But it could be worse. Under Stalin, he’d have been shot already.
I thought Buckwheat was dead.
He could still end up in a Russian prison on some bogus charge or turning blue...
"I'd like to look inside this truck."
"Nyet. You would like to look inside this truck."
Andrew Roth NYTimes
“Red Cross is on site but not speaking with journalists so far.”
I agree that the guy is a loose cannon. But Putin might want to keep him close, throw him a state contract here and there, and tell him to keep his mouth shut or the FSB will come calling.