The attempted assassination of the “Luhansk People’s Republic” leader

Left to Right: Vladislav  Surkov, Vladimir Putin, Alexander Zakharchenko, Ihor Plotnycky

Left to Right: Vladislav Surkov, Vladimir Putin, Alexander Zakharchenko, Ihor Plotnycky 

2016/08/09 • Analysis & Opinion

Article by: Vitaliy Portnikov

Ihor Plotnytsky, the head of the so-called ” Luhansk People’s Republic” (LNR), was seriously injured after an explosive device went off near his car in Luhansk on Saturday morning,  August 6.

The car blast that almost killed the LNR (“Luhansk People’s Republic”) leader Ihor Plotnytsky was  immediately followed by much speculation. Who was trying to remove Plotnytsky? Was it his own “associates” from the leadership of the “people’s republic” or was it Russian special services who chose this method to reshuffle  personnel in Luhansk? Or perhaps we should believe Oleh Tsarev (separatist leader wanted in Ukraine — Ed.), who rushed to blame Ukrainian terrorist groups for Plotnytsky’s attempted assassination? After all, it is very tempting to think that our intelligence services can settle accounts with traitors to the homeland. There is only one question: why?

There is no Plotnytsky as, indeed, there is no Zakharchenko (Alexander Zakharchenko is the so-called “prime minister” of LNR — Ed.); they simply do not exist. There is only some function designed to symbolize the existence of the so-called “people’s republics.” As everyone knows, Plotnytsky is certainly not the first leader of a “people’s republic.” If he does not survive the assassination attempt or goes for treatment, someone else will manage the “republic.” And this other person will follow the instructions of Vladislav Surkov (Putin’s advisor responsible for Ukraine and the Donbas invasion–Ed.) as did his predecessors.

But what really matters in Plotnytsky’s attempted assassination is that he is a thug who was given the task of “mopping up” the occupied territory of the Luhansk Oblask from other thugs. And he accomplished half of the task. Half because the local potentates — the various Mozgovoys (Aleksey Mozgovoy, an LNR “commander,” was killed in an ambush in 2015–Ed.) and other vermin — were either liquidated or expelled. But after that, the competition intensified for property and money among the gangsters in Luhansk itself.

After all, it does not matter who you think you are — the “head of a republic” or the “security minister.” What is important is that this fictional post opens your path to enrichment and you are ready to remove anyone who is in the way.

Yesterday Plotnytsky was doing the liquidating. Today there was an assassination attempt on Plotnytsky. Thugs will keep on destroying each other until an “alpha male” stands out among them who is capable of nailing the scalps of murdered “comrades” to the wall of his office. Or until the LNR gang is dismantled and its leaders face Ukrainian justice to answer for their crimes.

Unless, of course, they kill each other off before then.

Translated by: Anna Mostovych
Source: Radio Svoboda

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  • Randolph Carter

    Wait until Plotnytsky and a number of his “friends” are around and then take out the whole rancid group. Stepping on one cockroach doesn’t do much; clearing out a nest guarantees that you’ll be free of them for a little while.

    • Czech Mate

      if we could hit Putler while in Crimea-he’s a legit target.

      • Randolph Carter

        I’m sure that the Tatars would be more than glad to host a festival for him! Imagine his surprise when he’s asked to say a few words and he hears the sounds of bullets being chambered and swords drawn and he thinks to himself, “Oh, S–t”…

  • Dirk Smith

    These cro-magnon gauleiters should be targeted on a regular basis.

    • Dagwood Bumstead

      Don’t insult cro-magnons, please……… they are way above scum such as Plotnitsky, Zakharchenko, Pushilin and Co.

  • Dagwood Bumstead

    My sentiments exactly!