Address by Igor Ivanovich Strelkov, September 11, 2014
Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov (Subheadings by the Translator)
It has been a month since the moment when I had to resign from my position as the Donestk People’s Republic (“DPR”) Minister of Defence and the Commander-in-Chief of the Militia. I will not say that this decision was easy for me. Nor were the circumstances, in which it was made, simple. The city of Donetsk and the entire grouping of the DPR armed forces were in an operational encirclement, with great difficulty repulsing the unending attacks of the punitive forces that were coming from all directions.
Only a few in the leadership of the Republic knew that within the next few days significant changes would occur and that the enemy would be deal a decisive defeat. I was one of those few, but I could not even hint to my subordinates…
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