Numerous Russian sources are confirming that Alexei Mozgovoi has been murdered today on the road linking Lugansk and Alchevsk. The details are still very sketchy. Apparently his car came under assault-rifle and machine-gun fire. Two, possibly three, of his bodyguards were also killed. The attackers apparently got away. Last March Mozgovoi had already been the target of an assassination attempt.
Vechnaia Pamiat’ (Eternal memory) for a true hero of Russia, a man of honor, decency, courage and compassion!
A great man has died, may he rest in peace.
May the sons of whores that killed him and his men die a gruesome death.
God…how I loved and admired that man; but death was in his aura. A true hero and matyr.
Lugansk resembles something of a black hole, there is no clear idea of what is going on there, the only clear thng is that Plotnitsky, the President of Lugansl People´s Republic is the most disciplined soldier of Surkov.
The rivalry between Mozgovoy and Plotnitsky goes to the core of the purpose of the rebellion against Kiev. What is it going to be of the idea of a Novorossia?
A. Mosgovoy was clear that that was the purpose of thewhole rebellio, not just a breakaway from Ukraine but also the liberation of all the russia speaking dstricts ofUkraine.
Plotnitsky followed whatever ordered came from Surkov. I remember an image from Minsk 2
where Plotnitsky arrived alone in his Limo, Zakharchenko arrived like a kid that is being carried against his will by the ear, his escort was Surkov.
Zakharchenko has an ideal closer to Mozgovoy.
For Mozgovoy batallions, Prisrak-Ghost, was the charge to take Popasnaya during the Debalstsevo cauldron battle. It was a most ingrate duty as Popasnaya is one of the most fortified Ukie strongholds in Lugansk. Probably it was a trap, as is batallion is one of the most disciplined and loyay to the purpose of Novorossia, but also has had very little material support from Lugansk, its base is in the city of Alchevsk, which has fared faily better than most cities as far as attacks and damages from the Ukie attacks. God help them now.
Let´s not forget that Gorlovka was als one ofthe safest cities in Donetsk, before Bezler was sacked, now it is being leveled to the ground by the Ukies as we speak, while very little to nothing is being done to stop this.
A couple of days ago, Mozgovoy and Paul Dremov sent an open letter to Russian Parlament.
These two leaders have been a pain in the ample ass of Plotnitsky´s.
It went as far as Mozgovoy being forbidden to hold the Victory Day parade in Alchevsk, petty matter. The parade went forward, with the Inmortal Regiment only.
Whether it was Blackwater, the Georgians or the Lugansk GRU, it is a great loss to the movement that was Novorossia. And it is a great failure of Lugansk intelligence agencies, if it was the enemy that got him.
The other fact is that the Novorossian Parliament has been dissolved just last week, Tsarev just lost support for the Political continuace of the project.
People need to follow a leader, Mozgovoy was one of the few remaining. His ideas were Socialist, Idealist for the most part.
In a world of Oligarchs Ideals have little value
The question to the Saker would be, is Novorossia Dead?
The idea is officially dead as pronouced some time ago by its father.
Has Surkov given free hand to Plotnicky after Kerry´s visit to Sochi? What does it tell us about the real game of big bosses? Putin is not Medvedev to be fooled by deténte or some “restart the restart button”.
So, does Russia need so desperately the time to cope with rearmament that it gives a break to USA to prolong saving the doomed USD?
In the meanwhile Washington builds up mess in Macedonia, Kazachstan and Pridnestrovie. Soon we will see some coloured Maydans in Kaliningrad, St. Petersburg, Budapest, Prague…
I fear Russia will have to get ready and fight on 2-4 fronts, i.e. Donbass, Kaukazus, Kaliningrad… and Kremlin can forget about Syria and Iran. Cuba is decided already.
Russia being bothered the China will stand alone – and Washington can arrange the final attempt to crush it from inside.
You’ve had your say. Now go away.
This is indeed very sad news. However the gloom-and-doom that “the master(bator)” loves to ejaculate is unwarranted. Lugansk has lost a very able commander. This is true. But, and this is a big but, it will not have a lasting negative effect. Why? Simple. Taking out the head of a resistance organization never works. Such groups are built from the ground up, not the top down, therefore not subject to danger of “decapitation”. New leaders will rise up and a martyred Mozgovoi will be a greater motivator to Novorussians than a living Mozgovoi. Such is the nature of martyrs.
As to the who-dunnit, this killing smacks of desperation. So, one must ask themselves: who is the desperate party, Kiev or Lugansk? To ask is to answer. Kiev hears the clock ticking. Lugansk only needs to wait out the junta’s collapse. Is infighting a possibility? Sure, but highly unlikely. If Mozgovoi was slated for removal, why do it now? Why not wait until the fighting is over and his “usefulness” is over with? After all, if it was infighting, what would be the harm of waiting six months? There was no impending workers revolution he was leading. Talk is one thing, action another. Mozgovoi simply didn’t have the time for action right now, so there would be no “risk” of waiting it out. The knives come out after the victory, not before.
I have little doubt Kiev was behind this, picking out the most outspoken commander in order to sow maximum discord. However, it has a non-existent chance of working. In fact, it is sure to backfire.
Rest in peace, Alexei.
Aztlan, Most decision-making seemed to be taken either by DPR or LPR; not Novorossiya.
This is some crucial facts and questions:
Translator doesn´t work on the original page. Col. Cassad also reposts this idea.
Zacharchenko is the next, there is a rat hiding in Kremlin.
“… Translator doesn´t work on the original page. …”
The Yandex web page translator https://translate.yandex.com/translate doesn’t, but “manual” Yandex translator https://translate.yandex.com/ does: copy and paste the text (preselect the correct direction of translation (Russian -> English).
Very sad news. He was a great human being as well as a great warrior.
I stand in silence, in sorrow, in respect to Alexei. Pure heart.
Prayers for all the others, also. Maybe seven died in the ambush.
May Ghost Brigade survive this disaster and even the score.
Very sad news. RIP.
I fear this is a preparation for a large scale attack, Mozgovoi was a talented leader and great fighter, this will affect the morale of the trops.
It may also boost them to fight even harder to punish the ukronazis.
Finally it is time to assasinate the crooks in Kiev.
If Kremlin only wanted to do it, I am sure Spetsnaz would be able to. Not even mentioning some drone mission on the Verkhovna Rada where the Ucrainian scum gathers.
This (Mozgovoy killing) must have been an inside job. It was far away from front line. SBU is not capable to infiltrate the territory, for Blackwater the compromising would be too risky…
So the recipe of bribeing and traitors works and should be applied in Kiev too.
What a sad news if true. R.I.P. great man.
The presence of the OSCE/ZIA scum in DNR & LNR is paying off to the ukrops apparently. Purge that filth from your land brave people if you wonna survive!
Killed serving Project Mayhem. His name is Alexei Mozgovoi.
I don’t understand.Could you please clarify?
A reference to fight club maybe?
Those who are unable to remain silent, even when it is more convenient to do so, we are not destined to remain long time between the living in these times of deceit and betrayal in a heartless world.
I do not know, but since I met him through this blog, I had a feeling of uneasiness about him. These sore eyes seemed worn all the pain of darkness and ugliness that had endured in this world. And when I heard his statements, determined, ruthless, which did honor to the truth as no other, I was always afraid for him, especially when the first murders of commanders began.
I must say I admired and loved him. Interestingly these last days I’ve been feeling very sad, not knowing why.
In the background, besides a brave man and a hero, he was also a poet of Novorossiya. Once I read that he sang, and always waited to hear him singing someday, once dissipated the unfathomable sadness in his eyes.
I feel so sad, but I’m sure he is all right, among the righteous.
To Aleksei Mozgovoi, hero of Novorossiya:
Elsi, here’s the link to a song by Mozgovoi : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd8_6I1_ZiA
The Kingdom of Heaven for Alexei Mozgovoi. May he rest in peace.
That is very beautiful thank you. A great man and a tragic loss.
Thanks Yvonne, beautiful voice, beautiful soul ….
They are preparing for something………big build up and where is OSCE to stop them?
Official statement from DPR
★ APU for an offensive in the Donets Basin produced 45 thousand people, 380 tanks and 980 guns – Basurin
May 23, 2015 12:07 // Updated: May 23, 2015 12:15
Donetsk, May 23 – DAN. Kyiv authorities continue to build an assault force troops near the demilitarized zone. This at a briefing in the press center of Donetsk news agency said today the Ministry of Defense Corps Deputy Commander Edward Basurin DNI.
“According to our intelligence, the composition of groups MAT already has 36 battalion tactical groups, 20 separate infantry battalions, two battalions of special purpose and 3 reconnaissance battalion”, – he said.
According to him, in the area of punitive action, “the enemy is concentrated to 45 thousand troops, 380 tanks, 1,800 armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles, 980 field artillery pieces and MLRS, and up to 75 combat aircraft and helicopters.”
Also continuing buildup strike group in the area Volnovakha where secretly relocated a significant amount of military equipment and personnel added Basurin.
“These data clearly demonstrate the unwillingness of Kiev to comply with obligations under the agreements Minsk and intensify preparation for military action. Militia DNI continues to strictly fulfill its commitments and is ready to take decisive action to protect the republic “, – summed up the representative of the military.
If this is true it is time to end this.No retreat,not surrender.If we crush this attack no “Minsk 3”.Victory,total victory,should be the only results permitted.The end of the junta and total defeat of the fascists in Ukraine should be the only result acceptable.
Cassad continues to update his blog as new info becomes known:
Machine translate works well on the article, but not very well on the comments below it. It appears that Mozgovoi and his people were traveling in 3 vehicles and that 6 others were killed, also. The attackers exploded a mine/bomb, then used small arms fire.
First Batman, now, Mozgovoi. What does it mean? It means (1) that Batman was not a bad guy as they said after his death; (2) the fifth column is very strong in Lugansk. I suppose it has something to do with the Lugansk´s leader, Plotnitski.
Batman was murdered by his OWN side, this was ***officially*** announced by them.
Fifth column or NATO/C-I-A/Israeli infiltration ?
This is the new “Sprint Offensive” that Kiev has been training for. Assassination and terror are coming to the East, not a new wave of canon fodder.
Russian secret services should be more proactive in cooperating with DPR and LPR to fullfill symetrical operations behind the junta’s lines
could be two reason why is killed. one is special operation from ukrainian side to sow strife between NAF brigades and weaken them because only Ghost brigade was somewhat special/different regard other brigades. the other reason may be here; http://russia-insider.com/en/breaking-rebel-leader-alexey-mozgovoy-assassinated/ri7308
Disaster – A Real visionary – Did we ever find out who killed Batman? This is far more fundamental and questions hover over all the protagonists… I would imagine that everyone had a problem with this principled and powerful man.
Updates from Cassad
seven people involved, six dead. Definitely dead is Ghost brigade press secretary Anna Aseeva and at least one security officer.
According to the deputy commander of the militia Sergey Kozlov, the murder was committed by enemy sabotage and reconnaissance groups.
Currently working at the scene of the People’s Militia officers and prosecutors LC. It is known that attacked were three cars.
The charge is/will be murder criminal case under Art. 115 h. 2.
Prosecutors: Six people were killed, along with brigade commander of the LC Mozgovoi.
Seven people, including a brigade commander “Ghost” Alexei Mozgovoi killed on the road between Lugansk and Alchevsk, said at a press conference in Lugansk Deputy Prosecutor General Sergei Gorenko LC.
“Only seven of the victims. The number of wounded to be confirmed,” – he told reporters.
According to him, the dead were traveling in three cars. “First tripped a mine. Then fired from a machine gun,” – he said.
[other version says machine guns from both sides of the road]
ohoh, May 19 Mozgovoi and Paul Dremova sent some letter to Moscow, something about why don’t they take over Novorossia and reunite the people. But that has long been his position and was not going to get him killed.
He’s had a hard life. HE just had a birthday not long ago, and I think he only turned 40!!! he’s always looked older than that.
Very good man, very big loss. Gone to a better place. RIP/
Prominent Lugansk Militia Leader Mozgovoi Assassinated
In English. This has some additional info.
that’s really sad… what a shame..
First,Colonel Casad web site in English still blocked in Ontario,Canada.Still stuck on Aprill 8.
Since our noble Saker won’t look into it can anyone else confirm this.
As for this latest killing,did anybody expect any different.
There are NATO troops in there now.There is a reason for OSCE only being in eastern Ukraine.Its called intell.
The potato is getting real hot now.
East should have never stoped after Debltsevo.Should have gone straight to Kiyev.
There would have been pease now.Real one.Russia for whatever reason made a big mistake.Maybe there should be a regim change in Moskow.
Mark my words people,there will be a blood bath in the east.
Fortunately for NAF, this may be survivable for the structural integrity of the unit. If he was smart he would have several second in commands of equal or better caliber than himself. Ukrop may never know about them as a result of this assassination (if it is ukrop or affiliates). If they are arranged like a 20th century military, where assassinations do work, then this can be a problem. I doubt he was looking to make a career out of this.
Either way, the price for freedom for those fighting for it is death, jail, torture. Life is very short.
The ghost of Mozgovoi will be with his brigade forever, and he will give them strength. I hope they get time to honour him with a good funeral, before the war starts again.
How awful this is.
RIP, Alexei Mozgovoi.
How terrible for the Donbass.
Cassad says some saboteurs found one apprehended
Authorities said about the destruction of the LC group of saboteurs.
The official representative of the People’s Militia Lugansk People’s Republic stated that the liquidated group of saboteurs in Lugansk.
“The Interior Ministry LC received information about the appearance in the city of Luhansk region Kambrod unidentified armed men in camouflage uniforms, who, sounding newcomers militias republic, interviewed locals about the location of military units of the LC and the terrain,” – the words of a representative of the police LC.
In the area it was sent a rapid response team on which the unknown opened fire.
During the shooting saboteurs retreated to a forest, which was surrounded by forces of the Interior Ministry.
One of the commandos was apprehended, “among his possessions found camouflage uniforms Western-style balaclava and a list of phone numbers unknown unknown callsign.
People have to learn to NOT TALK to strangers.
Hopefully he will talk.And yes,I would agree to using the old methods to help with that “talk”.
[MOD: nooo, sorry. We don’t publish torture instructions here. Everyone is upset but let us try not to be worse than the other side.]
RE: Mozgovoi and targeted assassination of leaders by death squads–this is a common practice and in the mid East the Iranians have had to adjust to the targeting of their commanders by sniper squads. Leadership matters. Let’s hope the Archangel that protected our friend Givi continues to do so. Has he gotten his armor plated Humvee yet? Oh well, after the next caldron perhaps. It is on my wish list for him.
Mozgovoi–his song to his daughter says it all just as Putin’s walking with 12 million other Russians says it all. Could any of the Hegemon leaders do that-?–only some silly farcical “we are the world” rendition and when they go out in public they ride in bubble cars. Sadness and solidarity for Mozgovoi, his dead comrades, his family and la lucha.
And yet to him put up a monument.
And his name will be called out.
And the names of those who killed him will not be called anything.
And how can you imagine that: Square Yatsenyuk, Lyashko street, avenue Yarosh? Monument Debaltsevskoy Peremoga? (Debalstevo Victory)
There will be nothing this. There will be a street Mozgovoi.
My God… This commander was definitely the best in the LPR. Apparently, the LPR doesn’t match the DPR in significance (neighter economically nor militarily), Mozgovoy being a big exception, on par with Motorola and Givi. Rest in peace, brother…
He was not a simple military commander. He was a warlord. That is not a bad word. That is a person who has both military and civil control over a fairly small territory. Some of the Cossacks are/were warlords, and so was Batman; to some extent Bezler at Gorlovka.
They fight for their territory and “their people”, and they also look after them — made sure they had food, medicine, some sort of law and order (although arresting local criminals esp/ drug dealers, got Batman into trouble). They rule by being utterly respected, and having around them people with total loyalty and a high level of shared outlook on what they’re doing…. which has to be good or they’d not have the respect.
LPR is smaller and much less organised, you are right. They’re months behind DPR with services; perhaps a bit more bureaucratic?? or less imagination what’s needed? their cultural activity seems stronger, but that’s being run by the same people who did it in peacetime (the concerts, kids’ events etc).
These that I just mentioned were the very first. They made their brigades back when it was individual recruitment, people who “are one of us” only accepted. (though Batman had a few odd ones who he thought could be saved with the right mentoring). They resisted having their brigades broken up — and in the end they won, that is why Lugansk has 4 territorial self0defence brigades while Donetsk has none. — Plotnitsky understood they are better left as one piece.
And incidentally I am sure he had nothing to do with this; Batman’s case was at least blamed on his SBU but he (P) was in Moscow that week so must have been warned against leaving his people that badly unsupervised ever again; had Moscow believed he ordered that hit, he’d not have been coming back.
Is Bezler still alive ?
Well the question is (if we will ever know),was he killed by the fascist side,or our own (for whatever reason).If by our own,I don’t know what to do about it.But if by the junta the answer is clear.Send retribution squads throughout the length of Banderatan and execute as many junta leaders as we can find.Not a moment in the day should they not fear for their lives or feel safe.Not in the street,in their houses or offices,in bed at night,not for one moment.Poroshenko and his minions should not feel safe on their trips to the EU or the US. They should know a peoples justice squad might be there waiting for them.And they should, be there to greet them. It is foolish, and just plain wrong, of our side to calmly accept the murder of our people.Without sending full retribution back to the killers and their leaders.This is a war,and just as during WW2 ,all today’s nazis should face the fate of yesterday’s nazis.Where when located their leaders were eliminated by partisan squads throughout occupied Europe.Mercy is a quality that should not be used in this war for the guilty.That should only be used towards those deserving of mercy.
Inded it is a mystery why the Ukies safely walk the streets, with a large entourage of bodyguards.
The most valuable assets with Special Forces bodyguards. But, any defense can be breached.
From Nalyvaichenko, the real power in Ukraine, to the political opportunists, to the hardcore Nazis, they walk too safe, too easily, with all impunity. Kiev, it has been deserted of real people, of any brave soul. The people, they worry about a loan they took in dollars, but they don’t go to the core of the problem which is the US embassy, the SBU offices, who hold the strings, where their fate has been decided those are quiet venues.
Nalyvaichenko is a fully commited Russophobe, Nazi, obedient, subservient to the US Embassy, he will be the replacement when Poroshenko will no longer be useful.
If he is avenged upon the junta leaders and it turns out it was a mistake and they did not do it, then just send a sincere apology and all will be forgiven and smoothed over, to return to it’s current peaceful ways.
I think Mozgovoi was expecting this (and with a close call already) so he wold have been preparing for his replacement, grooming people and making provisions. The leadership does not rest with just the leader but with the group.
I have read The Saker for many, many months. I don’t think I have ever commented. I feel the need to do so now. If this news is true the world has lost a man of courage, a man of principle, a man of honor and a man of and for his people. May his memory never fade and may he be avenged a thousand times. And may God damn forever who was behind this cowardly deed.
As tears fill my eyes I can only say “Amen”.
He lived as a Hero, and died as a Martyr.
That is some disgusting news.
Anyone has a good idea of who is behind this? I am guessing it’s infighting.
Infighting would be my last guess… The ziogarchy in Kiev and their Washington masters/partners want Donbass wiped out. What better way than to assassinate leaders ?
You assassinate them, then start gossip and rumours that they did it to each other. Get them at each other’s throats while you sneak up and kill them from behind.
It is not infighting. The supposed main suspect for that, the PM Plotnitsky issued a very decent statement, the investigators are there doing forensics, and at least one of a group of saboteurs has been caught (but might be unrelated). Blogs and Facebooks and VKs closer to the action are all saying provocation, not infighting.
From here on in guys — let us go back to reality — IT IS KIEV’S FAULT. Everything.
Now that the initial shock has passed , I can see*exactly* why Mozgovoi was specifically targeted:both high-profile and easier to ambush.
This was planned, and so are others. The whole situation has moved far beyond ‘infighting’ – there is widespread democratic support after a year of bombardment for the militias. This is designed *specifically* to destroy morale – the main strength of the militias and to frighten and disturb civilians (who are the saboteurs? Are they among us?)
Plotnitsky seems to be acting decisively: now I expect re-newed determination from the DPR.
This tragedy will have some silver lining for the Novorossiya ideal if his death acts as a catalyst for greater unity.
That would be his best epitaph.
Brain knew who his enemies were. He never spoke about the Ukies across the line. He spoke about the corrupt in Luhansk Oblast. He knew who tried to kill him the first time. And who killed the others before him.
The place is like Chicago in the twenties, wild, corrupt, crime-ridden.
He resisted integrating the Brigade into a central command up until recently.
Who the actual gunmen were is anyone’s guess. Who ordered it? The man who praised him as a fellow warrior (what battle did Plots fight in?) At least Zach has been wounded in battle three times, a proven combat leader.
One can disagree that everything is Kiev’s fault. Even if provocateurs are found, they might have had help from high places in Lugansk. Let’s face it: the reason the Ukraine has turned into such a mess is it became an oligarch’s paradise, and Lugansk was no different. Sure, the US and Germany took advantage of this, but it isn’t like Russia did anything to ameliorate the situation. Half of the Russian elite probably can’t comprehend what went wrong in the Ukraine because they themselves are oligarchs.
The area, maybe especially Lugansk, has many fascists among the people, and likely fascist spies and organized groups able to do nasty jobs. Also infiltrators (infiltraitors, infidel traitors?).
Reports of Blackwater types also.
As for organization, a big advantage to doing as horizontally as possible is reducing damage in case any one person is taken down — as Don Wiscacho said above regarding ground up resistance.
Apparently the attack is part of an organised campaign:
В Донбассе обстрелян автомобиль с российскими представителями центра по контролю и координации
(Mach trans)In the Donbas shelled a car with Russian representatives at the center of control and coordination
At the line of contact in the Donbass today was shot car with Russian officers from the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (STSKK), RIA Novosti reported.
“About 17 hours 40 minutes May 23 in the Donetsk region at the intersection of the line of contact between parties to the conflict in the south-east of Ukraine between checkpoints “Gorlovka”, controlled by armed groups Donetsk People’s Republic, and “Maori”, controlled by the armed forces of Ukraine, from automatic weapons were fired at the car of a joint Center for Monitoring and Coordination (STSKK), which were the head of the Russian representation in STSKK Colonel General Alexander Lentsov and two officers of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation from its membership “, – said the representative of STSKK.
Opening phase of a new zionazi-nazi attack on Novorussia, or a switch in strategy to that of covert special ops and terrorism?
Ukro version of Operation Phoenix, a typical US Empire tactic.
i am speechless, angry and sad. I was hoping to meet this good man one day. He paid the price for being honest, brave and proud. He really believed in that, one day the lands he lived in would be free: free of fascists, free of oligarchs, and factories would be run by their true owners, the workers. I just hope that he and his comrades were not murdered by those who also fight against Kiev regime. Hyenas must be punished wherever and whoever they are.
Me too I would have liked to meet him in person
800 paratroopers and CIA help and rearm ukris.Kremlin must to wake up .Putin has not excuse to help Kiev Junta with discount gas -coal and not to demand Kiev to pay its debt.
Everyone that criticizes the power in command on Lugansk was killed. Somebody has a guess??
As they do it in the former Ukraine, the ZPC’s minions do it in the USA. Note the similarities in how they commit murder:
Cleveland Cop Not Guilty After Firing 49 Shots at Unarmed Suspects
A Cleveland police officer who fired 49 shots into the windshield of a vehicle holding two unarmed men has been cleared on two counts of voluntary manslaughter and one count of felonious assault. The verdict was set for a weekend to give time for police to prepare for a response.
Michael Brelo, who entered the force in 2007 after a tour with the Marine Corp. in Iraq, was discharged. He later joined the Cleveland Police Department and, as an officer, once shot his gun 49 times at unarmed suspects.
Following the verdict, some African American spectators in the court house yelled, “No justice. No peace!”
The Nov. 2012 police chase involving Williams and Russell began after the suspect’s 1976 Chevy Malibu apparently backfired while passing police headquarters in downtown Cleveland making a noise that was mistaken for a gunshot.
Williams and Russell ended up in a middle-school parking lot, when 13 officers fired 137 rounds into the car. Brelo fired 49 of those shots, 15 of which were delivered as he stood on the hood of his car.
Even though a dozen other officers fired 88 bullets, only Brelo was charged.
Sodding freakshow throughout.
Plotnicky….. Should now convince us to be innocent of the blood of Mozgovoi… and he should explain it very well…
guilty until proven innocent ?
Une hypothèse à considérer émise par quelqu’un de très sérieux : “”A prominent commander of a separatist brigade has been killed along with a number of his aides by unknown gunmen in an ambush in separatist-controlled territory. While the separatist leaders and the Russian media claim that he was killed by the Ukrainian forces, no such evidence has been provided so far. Although such version cannot be excluded, circumstances of the killing, a number of previous assassination attempts against Mozgovyi, and similar killings of other separatist commanders, suggest that his assassination can be a part of a policy to centralize control over all separatist commanders and their units by the Russia-backed separatist leadership, specifically, by removing independent commanders by various means. As a part of this policy, a number of other original independent separatist commanders, such as Strelkov, Bezler, Bolotov, and Kozytsin, were forced to move to Russia and their return is blocked.” http://colonelcassad.livejournal.com/2198417.html
The link to Cassad provided by you does not contain the paragraph you quoted. So where is it actually from? Tel Aviv? Langley?
Very painful news!
It is the result of the US training, and much more is to come. I hope and pray Dombass may learn the new military tecniques, because I feel this second part of the year is going to be pretty bad!
The empire is angry, even if it tries to put a good face, even if it sends Kerry to Moscow: things are not going the way they should, and it adopts any means to reach its goal.
I pray for his eternal rest.
Right… we can’t spot 5,000 IS maniacs in 400 shiny Toyota pickup trucks, hurling down the Iraqi/Syrian countrysides, but we do know how to target Mozgovoi and his crew?
Most likely, http://thesaker.is/alexei-mozgovoi-has-been-murdered/#comment-105241 :
there is a rat hiding in Kremlin.
Saker might have an insight into the circumstances?
there is no rat responsible for this murder in the Kremlin.
How would you know?
The head of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Lugansk (LC), Igor Plotnitsky considers killing a battalion commander of the People’s Militia LC Alexei Mozgovoi attack on all those who defend the republic.
“The attack on Alexei Mozgovoi and his associates – is an attack on all of us, people, protect the right to existence of the LC. I grieve with all who knew Aleksei Borisovich Mozgovoi , and who walked with him hand in hand” – said Plotnitsky, according to Lugansk Information Center.
According to the head LC, “with Mozgovoi could be different views on the political process, but in the battle for People’s Republic of Lugansk we stood shoulder to shoulder.” The head of the unrecognized republic’s Prosecutor General’s Office ordered the Interior Ministry and the people’s militia to take under special control of the investigation of this crime.
http://www.interfax.ru/world/443363 – Zinc
Most comments on Cassad in Russian are shockingly anti-Kremlin, basically blaming Moscow for Mozgovoi’s murder. Quite viciously. What is going on?
“… Most comments on Cassad …….. What is going on? …”
Perhaps many people refuse to be taken for a ride any longer. After more than a year (!) of Kremlin’s not only deplorable inactivity that left Novorussian people alone to misery, but persistent backstabbing of the Novorussian military leadership, while cordially (“diplomatically”) shaking hands with the Kiev butchers and their sponsors. Perhaps it is not too difficult even for the common folks to see through Big Oligarchs’ backstage games?…
anon…no anonymous trolling please…get yourself a name and you can join the discussion in a serious manner.
Be civil and do not ever call a fellow commentator’s opinion “anonymous trolling” just because he or she is anonymous.
His or her comment would not have been any more serious if it had been published under a nickname.
Эксперт: Машину Мозгового «вели» до засады пулеметчиков
(Yandex)Expert: Brain Machine “led” to ambush gunners
Military expert Mikhail Tymoshenko is sure that the murder brigade “Ghost” not like political.
To the commander of the mechanized brigade “Ghost” Alexey Mozgovoy hunted because of his military victories — such opinion on air LifeNews announced military expert Mikhail Timoshenko. According to him, the elimination of one of the leaders of the Lugansk militia cannot be called accidental success of the Ukrainian saboteurs for Cerebral watched for a long time, hunted and “escorted” to ambush gunners.
It was an ambush. The small arms fire, as a rule, is not fixed nor monitoring commissions, nor the OSCE mission, and shoot up the place with a machine gun is very simple, ” said the expert. Is necessary to admit that the Brain machine “led.” Then there was the Luhansk on your side for Ukrainians the person who said that the brigade commander is coming from Alchevsk on a machine with a specific number.
However, the military expert is absolutely sure that the killing of the brigade commander is non-political in nature. According to him, the Ukrainian army took revenge on the Brain for the tremendous loss of the APU, including during the events of Debaltsevo, where a significant role was played by the soldiers of the brigade “Ghost”.
Attempt to kill the soldier cannot be called an assassination attempt. Still, it’s a word more applicable to politicians and government officials, and Brain — soldier to the bone, not a politician: he is a man of concrete actions, not promises, ” said the expert. And he accepted death for their military services.
Recall that the commander of the brigade “Ghost”, his spokeswoman Anna, two guards, and the security chief of Brain Callsign Song died, coming under fire in the area of Mikhailovka. In front of the minibus, which was the brigade commander and his companions blew up a mine and then shot from small arms, including machine gun.
Shortly before the death of the commander of the brigade “Ghost” frankly talked to reporters LifeNews. In addition, LifeNews published an interview with Alexey Mozgovoy, recorded after a previous assassination attempt on the evening of 7 March.
Dear Mr./Mrs./Miss вот так,
We sincerely hope that it would not be too much of an imposition on you if we requested that you kindly first translate into actual English whatever the foreign text that has stirred your fancy might be – before you actually post it here?
If your time is indeed much too precious for such a laborious task, it would be more than acceptable that you provide only the link(s) to the original foreign article (and to the web site of the machine translator which you might prefer that we use) – and we could then generate that same machine gibberish – all by ourselves!
Thanking you very much indeed, we remain,
He’s counting on the fact that many can read the original as well
Dear Yours truly,,,
Please do not include myself in your dignity.
With Strelkov out of Novorossia and Mozgovoi dead, the revolution has lost its fathers. I only hope the sons and daughters will rise up and defeat the capitalist pigs in Russia, Ukraine, and the USA.
@ rock musician,
Q; I only hope the sons and daughters will rise up and defeat the capitalist pigs in Russia, Ukraine, and the USA.
R: You can’t [actually] compare innocent animals to human beings, becasue we are the real [Daily] beasts.
It also seems you have forgotten about the Russian mothers. The ones I would like to have on my team when going into battle, but alas, freedom moves in mysterious ways… :o)
Yet another proof, thete is no God. At least not for the righteous .
Personally, I don’t think so, but this incident is hardly proof one way or the other: the issues and factors are way more complicated. We can say that if there is a god it does not micromanage, perhaps, or that events are not what they seems to be at the level we see them from.
In any case, such a comment now is not very useful or appropriate.
Mazdak – nice name. But how does this evil deed prove there is no God ? It only proves there’s also a devil
More info on the simultaneous attack on the Russian cease-fire monitoring team near Gorlovka:
Машину с российскими офицерами СЦКК обстреляли в Донбассе
(Yandex)In the Donbass fired at the car in which there were Russian officers of the Joint center for control and coordination, said the representative of the center from Russia.
“About 17.40 minutes may 23, in the Donetsk region while crossing the contact line of the parties to the conflict in southeastern Ukraine between posts “Gorlovka”, controlled by armed militias Donetsk national Republic, and “Mayors”, controlled by the armed forces of Ukraine, from automatic small arms were fired at the car of the Joint center for control and coordination, which was the head of the Russian representation in SCCC Colonel-General Alexander Lentsov and two officers of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation of its composition,” he said.
According to the spokesman, luckily, no one was in the car, passengers from the Russian representative office at SCCC, and also the driver from among members of the armed forces of Ukraine did not suffer”, reports TASS.
He noted that the UAZ on which of the working visit, the officers returned to the headquarters of the SCCC in the town of Soledar, suffered serious injuries and a further motion to continue failed: broken front wheel, the radiator in several places damaged the vehicle body.
From 21 to 23 may, Colonel-General Lentsov with a group of officers SCCC was in the village of Shirokino (Novoazovskiy district, Donetsk region), where he oversaw the observance of the ceasefire.
The village of Shirokino near Mariupol remains a major hot spot in the Donbass. It was there that the observers Special monitoring mission of OSCE in Ukraine recorded the most intensive battles.
Obviously this attack on Colonel-General Lentsov was timed to coincide with that of Mozgovoi, part of a structured covert ops campaign. It’s certainly no accident or coincidence the Israeli-Americans specifically targeted the Russian general at the same time as the attack on Mozgovoi.
@ BOT TAK,
Q; It’s certainly no accident or coincidence the Israeli-Americans specifically targeted the Russian general at the same time as the attack on Mozgovoi.
R; The leopard may change its spots all it wants, but its killing MO always remains the same.
The leopard may change its spots all it wants, but its killing MO always remains the same.
Yup, pretty much so. It’s not like these are creative thinkers the ZPC/NWO selects for their war crimes. They’re herd/pack animals, bred and raised to please massa and carry out massa’s orders. Generally, the ability to suck the chrome off an auto bumper and quickly drop the trousers trumps any analytical talent with that crew. And the further zionist/right one goes, the more universal that informal rule is.
Someone just posted a poem they are saying Mozgovoi wrote, just recently. Even in translation it is poetic.
Not bad to die in May,
Gravediggers digging convenient.
And all the nightingales will sing,
The last time so excellently.
Under the roar of the first storms of May,
Instead of sad funerals …
And the rain, spilled tears instead,
He will wash away the sadness of memories.
Grave mound shelters
Under a blanket of green grass.
Even if there is a cross,
Among birches tired.
The rustle of the leaves of young,
With only stretched to life.
Not yet grass gray,
But only just woken up everything.
Not bad to die in May …
Stay in fresh spring.
And though I could not catch everything,
But there remains much doubt …
Not bad, in May, to die …
Thanks, Kat Kan. Very beautiful….. and hauntingly premonitory…
I always felt him a poet by his speech.
Substantial posting on Niqnaq, includes Mozgovoi video of May 20.
Oh my god..this is terrible news.
I take it this was infighting and a real waste of energies that could have been better put to use.
Very short video first images (cell phone) fr4om the scene. Just cars with lots of holes.
2:58 of the video makes me sad now :(
ok, travelling in one vehicle and all killed were
Alex Mozgovoi, his spokeswoman Anna Aseeva (Semelyuk) who was the mother of 3 children; his head of security callsign Song, and two guards.
Some bullets also hit the next car on the road, with a man and pregnant woman in it; neither of them was injured. Also shot was an empty mini-bus travelling the other way. The bus rolled into a ditch, but the driver escaped with minor injuries from that.
The brigade will continue their work;l talk of being disbanded is news to them, they say.
Yuri Valerevich. Shevchenko has been appointed Acting commander and
Petr Abramovich Biryukov is the new Deputy Commander; call signs not given.
Alexei Mozgovoi was a courageous and honorable warrior.
In my heart I always felt he was a man of peace and love.
Blessed are the peace makers for they will join God in heaven.
God has prepared a large house for him in heaven.
Glory be to the real heroes of Ukraine.
Since Ukraine is literally bankrupt within days or at most weeks, these killings must be desperate provocations to try to cause a new war. They need war to start now so they can ask for $$$ from the West.
I beg your pardon for my English errors. I’m exceptionally uptight and unnerved tonight.
Mozgovoi was next on the “special list” of Novorussian idealists/ideologists to be erased. It happened alas, I’m pissed off… it shouldn’t, it shouldn’t have been to happen…
Sorry my english, but i have to say some words. Mozgovoi was not the first commander that dont obey Igor Plotnitsky orders and dies. Alexander Bednov and that other commander (i dont remember his name now) disagree with him and criticize the Minsk agreement and was killed. Somebody really believes that is coincidence??? Really?
In the first attempt to kills him was a attempt to kills Givi too. Few days before both the two makes statements against the Minsk agremment and Mozgovoi about the Plotnitsky too. So i REALLY fear about Givi security now.
Moscow must understand that such kind of men like Mozgovoi, Givi, Zakharchenko, Motorola, Alexander Bednov, etc. are not easy to find.
Moscow wants to kick Plotnitsky from Lugansk, maybe to Sibéria.
Me, i am just a brazilian, that got the weekend ruined because the death of a person that i never meet on my life, but was a Hero to me.
Alexandre, it is a war. Not every shooting is connected to another. Givi for example is in Donetsk, not Lugansk where the killings have been.
Anyone they wanted out, politically, has been sent to Russia and not allowed back. No need to kill them. Because there have been a few arguments, the junta can now kill people and try to blame it on the arguments. This way everyone is fighting, while Kiev can attack them from behind. That is what’s going on — distracting everyone at an important time.
Mozgovoi was a hero to many people who never met him. Imagine how much to those who knew him!! his ghost will be watching over his Ghost Brigade.
A terrible news :-(
Alexey your heroism will not be forgotten
Mozgovoi: yes, in Spain 1935-7 the Stalinists eliminated the anarchist brigades because of big power requirements of the politburo in Russia.( the Spanish revolution was sacrificed for the purpose of mollifying Germany and hence protecting Russia) . The chilling aspect of your slant on things in Lugansk is that although Putin et al is not actually organizing the killings of these dissident leaders, perhaps then they are allowing them to happen. This is a very fine line of hypocrisy, Saker so watch your righteous rage against those who take your words and then explore what they might mean logically. Yes, you have every reason to be upset.
Don’t want to believe it’s true. He was the heart and soul of the resistance. I could see it coming after the last attempt came close. He had to be killed because he was too honest and too pure for the murderers to corrupt. Whatever cowards murdered him will never approach his level. I liked how he always tried to focus on positive things instead of the war. Even publicly forgiving those who tried to assassinate him last time. He was a true Christian and always tried to see the best in people. His murder is the last straw. We cannot let evil triumph and get away with this by murdering all the good men who try to resist their lust for power.
The contrast between him and his enemies couldn’t be greater. Ihor Kolomoisky comes to mind. Polar opposites. I never really understood the term warrior-poet before I saw Mozgovoi. He truly was one. A true leader who paid the ultimate price for his courage, honesty and integrity. The world needs more people like him. Maybe he can serve as an example and inspire the people around the world to realise that they are the true power, and not oligarchs, like he always talked about. A truly great man. Cultured, intelligent, compassionate and brave.
Lugansk is especially vulnerable to subversive activity, for a simple technical reason. And maybe a deliberate one.
There was a bridge at Stanytsia Luhanska which was partially blown up. It is just on the contact line, and people who live there work in Lugansk, or want to sell their greenhouse-grown food products there.
The Kiev checkpoint sometimes holds them up for 4 or 5 hours, or only lets pedestrians through. Then they relent when there are several 100 people there. The LPR checkpoint is not able to really check all of them, flooding across. Any box of lettuce can have guns or camouflage gear hidden at the bottom. They can check papers but not record them, or certainly they don’t tick people off on their way back.
So it is an easy point for getting saboteurs and their equipment into Donbass.
Add to this the fact that Lugansk is where there have been leadership disagreements, it’s the perfect place to kill a few and try to blame it on the others.
F A L S E F L A G for those of you who forget how to spell it.
unutterable grief, I feel like my brother has been murdered,
cant think of anything useful to say,
gone to be with God,
thanks so much for all you did while in this world,
I was unaware of any of this when I came to The Vineyard yesterday evening, so it was a massive shock to see, in the first paragraph on the page, the mention that Mozgovoi was dead.
At first my head refused to believe that the words my eyes were seeing actually meant what they seemed to be saying. I kept staring at them, trying to figure out how I had misunderstood.
As a citizen and resident of the US, and speaking only English, everything that I learn about Ukraine, Russia, and the personalities there necessarily comes through one or more types of filters, and it is best that belief be tinged with caution. But as for Mozgovoi, there seemed to be universal agreement that he was a supremely capable and hardworking military leader, a courageous soldier and a thoroughly decent human being, and that is how he seemed to me, in all the various interviews and articles that I saw about him.
What an enormous loss. How very sad.