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Igor Strelkov’s team gives fur coats to Donbas military widows, shoots publicity video, takes coats back
Igor Strelkov’s associate Evgeny Skripnik has announced that 21 military widows from the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic” had received fur coats, supposedly as a charitable gift from the Moscow furrier Alexander Boryak. Strelkov’s wife Miroslava Reginskaya delivered the coats herself.
In a video published by Reginskaya on February 6, a group of 13 women hold up their brand-new fur coats, saying they couldn’t have expected “such an opportunity.”
Members of the Feminist Anti-War Resistance movement got in touch with one of the women from the group. She said the widows had been invited to make the video in exchange for gifts from Moscow. According to the speaker, this is a common practice:
It often happens that they bring us something from Moscow and shoot videos, and we’re always very thankful.
The speaker added that at least three women from the footage had to give back their coats as soon as the video had been recorded. At first, she said, they were told that their coats were not of high enough quality, and would soon be replaced with better ones. Later, the same women were informed that they’d received their coats by mistake, and that they were meant for other people.
Igor Strelkov is a former FSB officer and briefly a defense minister in the self-proclaimed “DNR.” In November 2022, a Hague court sentenced Strelkov to life in prison in connection with shooting down a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane.
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