The leader of a Russian militia that this week attacked a region near the Russian border has threatened additional incursions into Russian territory.
A day after Moscow declared it had thwarted an intrusion in the Belgorod region, Denis Kapustin, claiming to be the commander of the Russian Volunteer Corps, spoke to reporters on the Ukrainian side of the Russian border on Wednesday.
Kyiv said that Russian citizens were behind the attack and described it as an internal Russian conflict. The Russian Volunteer Corps and the Russian Freedom Corps, two organizations active in Ukraine, took responsibility for the storming
The terrorists who carried out the attack, according to the Russian military, were routed by armored vehicles, and the surviving fled back into Ukraine.
Kapustin, for his side, claimed that two of his fighters were “lightly wounded” and that the overall number of casualties incurred by his forces during the operation was two dead and ten wounded. More than 70 “Ukrainian nationalists” have allegedly been slaughtered, according to Moscow.
Kapustin stated that his men had also taken a Russian armored car and a drone-killing weapon.
Kapustin remarked, “I believe you’ll see us again on this side.” “I can’t even tell which direction these things are coming from. There is too much border. A hotspot will appear once more.
He was frequently questioned about claims in the Western press that his militia used American military hardware meant to aid Ukraine in defending itself against the Russians, but he would not explicitly address them.
He declared, “I know exactly where I got my weapons from.” Sadly, not from partners in the West.
Additionally, he mentioned that Russian forces had taken control of Western military hardware during the Battle of Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine and that this hardware was available for purchase on the black market.
According to Kapustin, Ukraine simply provides information, fuel, food, and medicine to the Russian Volunteer Corps.
Naturally, the Ukrainian army took our injured, he continued. But anything more than that will complicate matters.
Outside of the state’s boundaries, every choice we make is our own. It is obvious that we can enlist the cooperation of our (Ukrainian) allies and friends in our planning,” he stated.
According to the Russian Volunteer Corps, its members are Russians who are defending Ukraine and rebelling against Russian President Vladimir Putin.
According to the American-based Anti-Defamation League, Kapustin was a “Russian neo-Nazi who lived in Germany for many years.”
When questioned if he was concerned about being called a Nazi, Kapustin responded that he “didn’t think it was an insult” despite the fact that his group is right-wing.
We definitely intend to penetrate more regions of the Russian Federation in the future, according to Kapustin. You only need to wait two days and exercise some patience.