September 8th, 2015
Ng.ru News – translated for FR by Ollie Richardson
The Investigative Committee of Russia has
questions for the prime minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk, who fought
against Russian troops in Chechnya in the mid-1990s. The chairman of the
Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin said this in an interview posted on the
website and in the paper “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” dated 9 September.
The Russian investigators have questioned
in connection with participation in the armed conflict in Chechnya and Ukraine, along with Dmitry Korchinski, Igor Mazur, Dmitry Yarosh,
Valery Bobrovich, Oleg and Andrei Tyhanibok and Vladimir Hominy, and the name
of Arseniy Yatsenyuk was given. They accused him of involvement in crimes
against members of the Russian Armed Forces and the Interior Ministry of Russia
in the course of counter-terrorist operation in Chechnya in 1994-1995.
“The investigation also found that in
these years as part of the punitive group “Argo”, and then later
“Viking”, led by Alexander Muzychko, Yatsenyuk fought against servicemen
of the Russian Armed Forces,” – said Bastrykin.
“According to the investigation,
Yatsenyuk took part in at least two of the armed clashes that took place
December 31, 1994 on the square in Grozny in February 1995, near the city
hospital in Grozny, as well as torture and executions of captured soldiers of
the Russian army in Oktyabrsky district of Grozny on Jan. 7, 1995” – said
“According to our information, Yatsenyuk, among other active members
of the UNA – UNSO in December 1995, was awarded the highest award by Dzhokhar
Dudayev for the destruction of Russian troops. Interrogated supporters of Yatsenyuk describe him as an educated person, smart, but cunning and resourceful, they say, from an early age to get power and publicity. “
According to the SC, “In early 1995,
Arseniy Yatsenyuk, with a group of journalists through Georgia, had returned to
Ukraine. Later, he was repeatedly seen at conventions and
other events UNA-UNSO in Kiev.”
FR Note: The Russian meme-o-sphere has picked up this story and had a field day with it.