The President of Ukraine Petr Poroshenko today awarded a Ukrainian passport to the citizen of Belarus Sergei Korotkih, who was involved in military operations against the militia of Donbass in “Azov” battalion as a recon commander. According to media reports, Russian law enforcers suspect Korotkih in organizing a terrorist act at Manezh square in Moscow in 2007.
“To be a citizen of Ukraine has become fashionable, prestigious, I’m proud of it and will gladly give you the passport of the citizen of Ukraine”, – said Poroshenko to Korotkih, handing the document.
Korotkih thanked Poroshenko in return: “I serve the people of Ukraine. I am very happy to receive the citizenship of Ukraine. I waited eight months for this.”
Meanwhile, in Russia the citizen of Belarus, and now a citizen of Ukraine, is suspected of organizing a terrorist attack on Manezhnaya square in Moscow in 2007. According to media reports, a member of the National Socialist Organization and a former activist of RNE Sergey Korotkih nicknamed “Maluta” pressed the button and triggered a powerful explosion in the centre of the Russian capital. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the attack.
Ukrainian MPs for terrorists
Earlier Ukrainian politicians expressed support for the terrorists who had organized an attack in the Chechen capital, Grozny. Two deputies of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine spoke in favor of destabilizing the situation in Russia, in particular in Chechnya. According to the Deputy from the nationalist Radical party Igor Mosiychuk, one of the leaders of the volunteer battalion of Azov, Ukraine should attempt to trigger events, such as those that took place in Grozny on the night of December 5, not only in the Caucasus but also in Central Asia.
“This suggests that the Chechens are opening a second front” – Mosiychuk was quoted by Politnavigator, “I think that Ukraine, while in a state of war, should stimulate the opening of the second, and third front in the Caucasus, in Central Asia”.
“The faction of the Radical party and I are currently in the preparations for a Kiev conference of anti-Kremlin bloc nations, which will include the Chechens, Dagestanis, and other people who suffer from the aggression of the Russian Federation”, – said Mosiychuk.
In the same spirit spoke the MP from the Popular Front, Yuri Bereza, who also participated in the punitive operations of Kiev security forces in Donbass, where he commanded a volunteer battalion “Dnepr-1”. But Bereza went further, suddenly saying that Chechnya should be back inside the territory of Ukraine.
“Remember that before 1917, the territory of Grozny … was Ukraine,” – said Bereza, “Borders of the Ukrainian state went up to Grozny. On our Eastern borders our brothers are trying to get out from under the Russian power. This is normal. They are the allies of Ukraine”.
However, MP’s/commanders of punitive battalions had surprised with their statements before. At a press conference in early November they promised a military march on Moscow, the conquest of Kuban and a creation of the Ukrainian-Georgian border.
“First we will take the East, then South, then go to Kuban and begin to recreate the Ukrainian world,” – said Yuri Bereza. A few days before that on Ukrainian TV channel, he said that his fighters are ready to invade the Russian Federation with reconnaissance detachments and subversive groups.
In turn, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that support of terrorist attacks in Grozny by Ukrainian deputies may be subject to criminal inquiry. The fact of such support Lavrov called a barbarity.
“It’s barbaric, it’s cynical. I think there is a basis for law enforcement agencies to look into this situation for a subject of criminal proceedings,” – said Lavrov.
Translated by Kristina Rus