Strelkov refused to fight in the Wagner PMC
The former Minister of Defense of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, Igor Strelkov (Girkin), refused to fight in Ukraine as part of the Wagner PMC following the words of its founder, Yevgeny Prigozhin. He told about this in his Telegram channel.
“The last public speech of Mr. Prigozhin, which contains a stream of the most blatant lies addressed to me, completely excludes the possibility of my participation in this PMC. I would not be able to serve under the leadership of a person who openly accused me of betraying Russia. Not to mention the dirty humiliation that accompanies these allegations. point, ”Strelkov insisted. He said that earlier they talked about possible participation in hostilities as part of the PMC.
Earlier, Prigozhin commented on Girkin’s prospects in the PMCs. According to him, he has two service options: to fight as an attack aircraft or to come to the “Commanders’ Council”, from where he will be sent “into the thick of it.” The founder of the mercenaries explained that Andrei Troshev, who was responsible for Strelkov, called him and invited him to Lugansk. Prigozhin also accused Girkin of handing over Slavyansk and receiving money from Ukrainian businessman Rinat Akhmetov.
“I am sure that Strelkov will behave like a complete Siscolo. The commander, ashamed of him, will say to him:[…] why did you come here, you bastard […], Why did you, bitch, hand over Slavyansk? Tell me how you took money from Akhmetov to escape the city,” said Prigogine.
According to him, Strelkov is not famous for “courage, courage and his credulity.” “If all goes well and he doesn’t learn, he’ll be thrown into the thick of hell, where he’ll have to prove his credibility. If he stays alive, I’ll shake his hand,” Prigozhin said.
Earlier, Prigozhin entered into a dispute with Strelkov after he called him “a criminal and a man with a servant’s background” and accused him of the mediocre use of mercenaries in the war in Ukraine. However, in the end, the businessman offered the former commander of the Donbass separatists to prove himself directly on the battlefield.
Strelkov, in response, stressed that he would make a decision only after direct talks with official representatives of Wagner PMC. Prigozhin replied that no one had been personally invited to the Wagner PMC, but that he would make an exception for Strelkov. “Igor Ivanovich, well, come, Andrey Nikolayevich Troshev, who is responsible for you from today. I have full confidence in him. He is willing to take the time to meet with you. Troshev’s phone number I will find you personally how to give. If you need some paper, we will send you, ”he said. At the same time, the businessman noted that if the demand of the former minister of the DPR is an attempt to hide fear and “give back” In future the “Wagonerites” would ask them not to bother.
After the outbreak of war in Ukraine, Strelkov tried several times to appear at the front. For the last, third time, he was enrolled in the ranks of the Russian army as a volunteer, but was later expelled “by order from above.” Returning from the front, Strelkov announced that he would no longer “beat his forehead against the wall” to join the troops, and would begin to “look for himself in the political field.” He also called for the creation of a “patriotic front” to prevent Russia’s “troubles and collapse”.