Where there is a great deal of free speech there is always a certain amount of foolish speech – Sir Winston Churchill
Russian murderer Igor Strelkov cannot fool me. Once a “military hero” for Russians he is now portraying himself as opposition to his former boss Vladimir Putin. Why not to say as simple as that: “I wanted more, I wanted to become a governor in Eastern Ukraine, having unlimited power to jail, kill, rape and so on. I am so much disappointed that Ukrainians have been capable to disrupt Putin’s plans to go further. I am also so much upset that the Russian President decided to substitute me with the other guy. That is why I feel so lonely…?”.
I am not going to question the right of a journalist to have interview with whomever he thinks is appropriate.
But as Ambassador and citizen of Ukraine I do question the rationale for a leading media to interview a person who has admitted on numerous occasions that he has his hands coated with blood.
For those who need more information on Igor Strelkov I would like to suggest just one citation of Strelkov’s own words to media, describing his policy in the occupied Donbas: “We had the military tribunal, legislation dated back to 1941 which was introduced by Stalin. Based on that legislation we held trials, shot people. During my time in Slovyansk (Donetsk region of Ukraine) we shot four people”.
But in fact only God knows how many people were killed, kidnapped and tortured by Strelkov and his murderers. This is what The Hague Tribunal will make its decision on.