Major militant warlord killed in a coup near Luhansk

Aleksey Mozgovoi 

War in the Donbas

One of the most influential warlords in the Russian occupied territories, ‘Prizrak’ (‘Ghost’) brigade commander Aleksey Mozgovoy has been killed in a car blast while driving on the Luhansk-Alchevsk highway, according to LifeNews.

Mozogovoy’s brigade was based in the town of Alchevsk, some 40 kilometers from Luhansk. A few days ago, the Alchevsk city council posted an announcement about the ‘Prizrak’ commander’s readiness to defect to the Ukrainian side along with his brigade and the town garrison in a hope of pardon.

Lately, Mozgovoy had grave disagreements with the ‘LPR’ leadership. He believed the Maidan activists and followers of the so-called ‘Novorossiya’ had to join forces against the Kyiv government and the Ukrainian oligarchy, instead of killing each other. The warlord repeatedly criticized the Minsk Agreements and sought resignation of the ‘LPR’ and ‘DPR’ leadership.

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  1. Avatar canuke says:

    I’m not sure what to make of this story. Good news, or bad? Clearly a fellow who saw no future in the banana republics, but would he have helped the Ukrainian cause?

    1. Avatar On the Balcony says:

      No, he did not understand that Ukrainians are a distinct people who have chosen a path different from that of Russia.

      1. Avatar canuke says:

        I’m sure you’re right, or he wouldn’t have gone down the path in the first place. There are those Ukrainians who have seen the light and become great patriots, though. Look at Filaret, the head of the UOC Kyiv Patriachate. I remember him well during Soviet times, and was he ever a Kremlin apologist. He’s cast those demons away many years ago now! Thanks for the reflection!

    2. Avatar Yuriy Yatsyshyn says:

      Good potential, outstanding intuitive reason, yet trapped by delusive ghosts of the Soviet past. Probably, Nestor Makhno reincarnated, always busy sowing chaos out of good intentions.

    3. Avatar Dagwood Bumstead says:

      The so-called LNR and DNR have no future. Dwarf 2 saw to that by stripping factories of anything Dwarfstan can use, and destroying everything else. The population can look forward to mass unemployment and abject poverty. The only sources of money are Kyiv and Dwarfstan but Kyiv will not cough up for territory it does not control- and why should it? As occupier Dwarf 2 should pay, but he doesn’t want to, quite apart from the fact that Dwarfstan’s financial reserves are being depleted at an alarming rate.
      Whether Mozgovoy would have helped the Ukrainian cause is irrelevant in my opinion, but his death, if caused by the GRU or KGB, will cause the Kolorads to trust each other even less as time goes by. Trust comes on foot, but departs on horseback. If he had surrendered to Kyiv, he and his direct subordinates would have faced years behind bars, though the rank and file may have received short prison sentences only.

    4. Avatar gmab says:

      Don’t think so. The article states that he called for NovoRussiya & Maidan to join together against the Kyiv Gov’t and the Oligarchs. We don’t want killers & murderers in a new democracy. He got what he deserved.

  2. Avatar Evelyn Myketa Livingston says:

    I think this warlord like the other terrorist leaders was a coward and seeking a way out … a dead warlord is good news!

    1. Avatar Milton Devonair says:

      history seems to point in the direction that says, humans are safest when russians are being killed. Eventually enough of them are killed they return to their corrupt cesspool and leave humans alone.
      But they come out again, later, and do it again…..

    2. Avatar Oxen says:

      Cowards do not fight for independence, go figure!

  3. Avatar John Shirley says:

    Too bad it wasn’t Borodai. Well, better luck next time.

    1. Avatar Yuriy Yatsyshyn says:

      Borodai sensed a defeat as early as last summer not staying in Donbas any longer. Strangely enough, he says nothing of current “leadership”, but continues a virtual duel with Girkin aka Strelkov, calling him a unpractical madman, and lately an “intellectual”)) Probably, too much into Chekhov’s stories))

    2. Avatar Dagwood Bumstead says:

      As far as I know Pushilin is still available as a potential target, so are Zakharchenko, Plotnitsky………

  4. Avatar Vol Ya says:

    Good riddance. One less Russian in Ukraine. This man was responsible for the deaths of many good Ukrainians. May he burn in hell. . We need more of these russian swine to be slaughtered, like the swine that they are.

    1. Avatar Milton Devonair says:

      Yup, humans are never safe around russians. History shows this time and time again.

  5. Avatar Murf says:

    Revolutions eat their young.
    It would great if SBU had a hand in this. Either in the bombing or disinformation.
    They should spread that around just to mess with the rebels heads.

    1. Avatar Dagwood Bumstead says:

      Does it really matter whether Mozgovoy was bumped off by the SBU, Ukrainian Commandos, the GRU, FSB,…….? Rejoice, and may the others follow, and the sooner the better. The world is a better place without these thugs.

      1. Avatar Murf says:

        Totally agree!
        I would just like to see SBU uping their game

        1. Avatar canuke says:

          Perhaps so, but is it in the Ukrainian soul? We Ukrainians are a lot like Italians: better to live and love, than to war. This hasn’t always served us well!

          1. Avatar Murf says:

            That truly speaks well for the Ukrainian people.
            Regrettably some time societies need the type of people who can “think about the unthinkable.”
            Who will doe the dirty deed so we don’t have to.
            We get to wave out flags, have embroiderer shirt day, enjoy our Memorial Day cook outs and think happy thoughts.
            They get to sift the mud and filth to find the threats and deal with them.
            That doesn’t mean you have to be like Russia an glory in the work.
            Just understand the need and appreciate their little know sacrifice

  6. Avatar Yuriy Yatsyshyn says:

    Probably, Mozgovoy, himself being a deluded ethnic Ukrainian, was the brightest of these pro-“Russian” madmen desperately clutching to a crumbling Tartar-Muscovite tradition. One can aspire to win over “Ukrops”, but it’s impossible to stop the berserk warriors of the Kyivan Rus reborn. Impossible to stop the return of the Slavic-Viking folk, when they come back for their due, the fury of Valhalla in their eyes!

  7. Avatar Dirk Smith says:

    But ladies and gentlemen, the true prize would be the assassination of Motorola.

    1. Avatar Milton Devonair says:

      Look for the pink high heels…..toes down of course.

      1. Avatar Vlad Pufagtinenko says:

        its too bad I can’t upvote your comment twice:-)

        1. Avatar Milton Devonair says:

          😀 ol drag queen motorola, when not washing cars for a living, is taking it for vlady putin…..

    2. Avatar gmab says:

      Can’t wait for that headline news!

  8. Avatar disqus_aJpixObjG7 says:

    Good news! May all the other russian rapist, murderous fascist trash invading Ukraine also quickly be destroyed, eliminated.

  9. Avatar Michel Cloarec says:

    Traitors , whatever , always get what they deserve in the long run !

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  10. Avatar Vlad Pufagtinenko says:

    What a tragedy. Wichnaya pamyat. ( I don’t think I should be dancing when singing that )

  11. Avatar Czech Friend says:

    The criminals ending up eaten by more powerful criminals. Welcomet to the natural cycle of life in mafia-universe.