GRU officer Strelkov is in command of Slavyansk invaders
12:47, — Europa
Ukraine’s Security Service has identified the leader of the Russian raiding party, which terrorizes the population of the town of Slavyansk.
The report comes from the institution’s press-service.
The leader of the subversives turned out to be a citizens of the Russian Federation, an officer of the Chief Intelligence Department (GRU) of the Chief Command of Russia’s Armed Forces Igor Strelkov. It is his voice that can be heard on the recording of a phone conversation with a Moscow curator, published in media on 14 April, where he reports on the terror in Slavyansk and shooting at a car with Ukrainian law enforcers.
In the course of operational investigative actions the previously detained subversives recognized Strelkov as a person, who recruited them and set the task to seize administration buildings in Kharkiv.
It has been established that in early March 2014 he arrived to the territory of the autonomous republic of Crimea and coordinated the seizure of Ukraine’s military bases, local administration buildings, kidnappings of militants, civic activists and other citizens of Ukraine and foreigners by Russian militants and special agents.
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