“People’s Governor” Gubarev flees to Russia




The self-proclaimed “people’s governor” of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) has fled to Russia, following his fellow terrorists, reports the Ukrinform news agency, August 26, citing the Russian publication Snob.

According to Snob, DNR representatives confirmed to Snob’s reporter that Gubarev had left Donetsk for unknown reasons and had gone to Russia.

A passenger on the same plane as Gubarev reported on condition of anonymity that Gubarev arrived in Rostov-on-Don on Tuesday, August 26, on a night flight from Simferopol.

“Gubarev was dressed in some light camouflage and looked nervous,” the witness stated. “He was met by two people with a shabby appearance, not at all like bureaucrats, more like fellow fighters. He was on a regular night flight. He has gained weight,” he said.

Another DNR official, Tetyana Dvoriadkina, stated that she had heard of  Gubarev’s departure but did not know where he went. “Gubarev really has left Donetsk. They said he went to Rostov,” she said.

Neither the “people’s governor” himself nor his wife, a lawyer and assistant, answered the reporter’s calls, possibly because their phones were out of range. DNR’s representative in Russia, Andrey Rodkin, stated that he has not been in touch with Gubarev for some time and does not know where he is.

Previously, the former DNR “prime minister” Oleksandr Boroday had also left for Russia. Subsequently, he was seen walking on the Arbat Street in Moscow. Boroday himself said earlier that he often traveled to Russia to confirm that Russian authorities had not abandoned the DNR. Russian media explained that his trips to Russia were due to his restaurant business in Moscow.

Additionally, Igor (Girkin) Strelkov, one of the leaders of the Donetsk terrorists, was dismissed as “defense minister” of the DNR in early August. According to Ukrainian journalists, Strelkov was wounded during a clash with the new “prime minister” Oleksandr Zakharchenko, who replaced Boroday. Apparently Girkin’s finger was shot off and he and was wounded in the leg.” He is probably licking his wounds in a hospital in Rostov, Ukrinform concludes.

Ukrinform, translated by Anna Mostovych


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  • RedGA

    Recalling all the agitators…..wondering if this means a new phase with real soldiers. Invasion. These guys played their role and now the real face of invasion begins.

  • Tatra

    “…He has gained weight,”
    – so that he looks more like Ded Moroz.

  • Brent

    Too bad he never emigrated to his beloved “Rossiya” a few years ago instead of creating the sh*tstorm in Eastern Ukraine and then fleeing like the rat he is…Pushulin, Gubarev, Borodai, Strelkov/Girkin, Besler….all a bunch of fleeing rats. I wonder if any of them survive for their future date with a War Crimes Tribunal at The Hague.

    • Arctic_Slicer

      It’s actually possible that some of them are already dead but get listed as “being in Russia” to save face.

  • evanlarkspur

    Is that person behind and to his left in the picture his mom? She’s probably being very careful that he eats right.

    • Milton Devonair

      Yup, that’s that scumbag’s mom. She always kept an eye out for him.

      • Brent

        that is soooo baadddd!!!

        But here’s ‘looking at you’ kid!!!

        I figured I’d share one of my favorite Gubarev photos of him walking through the MH17 site with his “entourage”. If that’s the core of the DPR, no wonder Putin had to import all those former GRU officers

        • Milton Devonair

          Wow, that looks like ‘pedophiles on parade’…

  • Murf

    Ohh look! An other cockroach is scurrying back to the sewer!
    Scurry away little cockroach! Scurry away!

  • Milton Devonair

    “Gubarev was dressed in some light camouflage and looked nervous,”

    That’s what happens when you are scum and you team up with other, murderous scum.

  • Dirk Smith

    Another cowardly chain-smoking neo-nazi muscovite bails on his men so as to cry to Slobodan Putler and his butt-buddy Quisling Yanukovych. His facebook page claims he’s in Moscow for “business.” Wow, good to know Russia’s still not involved in these attacks on innocent civilians………

  • sandy miller

    They along with Putler and his regime should be tried for war crimes in Ukraine. Where the hell is Europe?