Former Ukrainian pilot changes sides – settles in DPR

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January 5, 2018 – FRN – 

Politnavigator – translated by Inessa Sinchougova 

A former Ukrainian pilot refused to participate in the civil war as early as 2014, and attempted to leave for the Donbass, when he was detained  by Ukrainian special services. Once free, he decided to tell about the crimes committed by his colleagues, on camera.

A corresponding video was posted by Denis Seleznev, author of the blog “Hello from the DPR”, in which the pilot stated:

“Eugene is my name. I was a former officer of the Ukrainian army. I was watching with my own eyes how the criminal orders for air strikes against civilian settlements were being carried out. The radio exchange between pilots was also recorded, where there was evidence that helicopters had shot civilian vehicles and bread-carriers quite intentionally,” said the former Ukrainian pilot.

In 2014, he left the location of the unit, taking secret documents from the safe and voice records of the pilots. He decided to go to the Donbass, but was arrested in Zaporozhye. After the arrest, he was beaten, threatened with reprisal to the family, and the conditions of imprisonment were changed to more and more unbearable.

Talking about the crimes of the Armed Forces, he noted that  the command did not report on either losses among civilians or military.

“The command concealed the losses, not sending out help to their own soldiers” he said.

The former pilot stated that those who carried out criminal orders and air strikes against civilian objects were paid money and given extra stars for epaulets.

“They perfectly understood where they were shooting and deliberately went for it. “- said Eugene.

Now living in the DPR, the former Ukrainian pilot has received everything necessary for life and feels at home. Upon completion of rehabilitation, he is ready to work in his specialty.

“The DPR will have aviation, and we will send rockets into space!” – he assured.

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