Igor Strelkov lively figure referred to by the European media, especially in Ukraine. It happened because the circulating transcripts of recordings of the talks is believed to be one of them is the voice of the separatist leaders of the pro-Russia Ukraine. The name Strelkov discussed because he laughing after Malaysia Airlines MH17 crashed in Ukraine-Russia border.
The BBC News website has information related to alerts you of rebels in the Donestsk Town. Igor Strelkov known to have real name Igor Girkin, born in Moscow in 1970. He is also known to be a military officer the rank of Colonel. In an unverified email, Strelkov recorded still served in the intelligence world in March 2014.
Even so, Russia’s media also mentioned that official already Strelkov retired from his duties in the service of Russia Intelligence (FSB). He previously recorded work on Eradicating international terrorism Directorate of the FSB. He was known to have a great interest towards the history, particularly military history and combat.
The majority of his career was spent in the world of intelligence, namely the FSB and Russia’s military intelligence agency (GRU). However local media said Strelkov was an officer in the FSB. He’s been unfortunate transverse in various world events as intelligence.
When the conflict of Ukraine-Russia 2014 which effect of the arrival of Crimea to Moscow, Strelkov role quite vital. He is known to form the militia groups with volunteers, but have military experience. Volunteers recruited had mostly been involved in Russia’s military operation in Chechnya, Yugoslavia, Iraq, and Syria.
He admitted a role in the loss of Crimea from Ukraine via an interview with Komsomolskaya Pravda, one of Russia’s newspaper. Russia’s Media also contains the statement separatist rebels, Vyacheslav Ponomarev Friday Ukraine, that Igor Girkin and Igor Strelkov is the same person.
Before the crisis of Ukraine, Strelkov also known to get involved in the conflict in the former Yugoslavia. His role as a volunteer to have their fair share of the Balkan countries to break into several countries in the early 1990s. He has also served for Russia in Chechnya in 1999-2005. His shrewdness make Chech failed to secede from Russia.
As for the Malaysia Airlines MH17 before flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in Eastern Ukraine. Aircraft type Boeing 777 were reported falling in the area between Russia and Ukraine. As many as 295 people were on board the plane were reported killed, including 12 Indonesian.