July 24, 2014
The actions of terrorists and the supply of military equipment and weapons are being coordinated by Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu.
This was stated yesterday by Andriy Gerashchenko, advisor to the Minister of Internal Affairs (MIA), during a press briefing at Ukraine Crisis Media Center.
According to him the MIA possesses indisputable evidence of Shoigu’s involvement in handing over arms to the terrorists, as well as ‘Grad’ systems, tanks and artillery.
“He is also the centerpiece of control over all weapons supplies and coordination of various groups of mercenaries’ – noted the Minister’s advisor. And also added that MIA is ‘working on verifying the information that it was Shoigu who had approved supplying the “Buk M1” to the terrorists in eastern Ukraine to enable them shoot down Ukrainian jets”.
According to Anton Gerashchenko, at the beginning the terrorists’ actions were coordinated by the FSB and MIH. Due to lack of consistency and efficiency of action, there was made a decision to give these powers to Shoigu directly.
“Before, some groups of terrorists were governed by the FSB, others by that MIH of the General Headquarters of the Russian armed forces. As of today the decision has been made that Mr. Shoigu will command all of the terrorists,” – added Gerashchenko.