March 3, 2014, 11:54
Andriy Illarionov, former adviser to the Russian President Vladimir Putin, believes that Russian military men were sent to Crimea to die. In an interview with Channel 1+1, Mr. Illarionov said that the Russian president is ready and willing to sacrifice his own soldiers, and Russian citizens currently in Ukraine, to present their deaths as provocations on the part of Ukraine.
“Several groups of Russian special forces are already in Ukraine. Those aren’t just ‘titushkas’ and ‘Russian tourists’ that hang Russian flags on city halls, but special Russian squads, whose task is to open fire and KILL RUSSIAN CITIZENS AND RUSSIAN MILITARY MEN on the territory of Ukraine, to later present those deaths as provocation,” says former adviser to Putin. “That was the tactic of the Russian units in South Osetia, Georgia, when Russians special forces shot Russian officers. The bodies of these officers were then presented as proof of Russian peace-keepers being murdered by Georgians.”