Ukraine offered $100,000 to capture Russian Igor Girkin also known as the “Butcher of Slovyansk”, according to a report. Igor Girkin, who also goes by the names Igor Strelkov and Runov, is a retired FSB colonel who was involved in the annexation of Crimea, Sky News reported.
Ukrainians have funded millions of dollars to capture Igor Girkin, who supported Russian separatists and is said to have helped seize administrative buildings in Slovyansk and Donetsk in 2014.
Igor Girkin is also accused of participating in the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) over Donbas that killed 298 people.
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Ukraine Today reported that Igor Girkin returned to Russia in 2014 and has now been mobilized into the Russian army.
Ukraine’s Defense Ministry set the reward for Igor Girkin, who boasted of having “triggered the war” in Ukraine, at $100,000, Newsweek reported.
“The main intelligence department of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine guarantees the payment of $100,000 for the transfer of Igor Girkin (Strelkov) to the captivity of Ukraine,” the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine said.
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“It is known that one of the most famous Russian terrorists has decided to renew his participation in the war against our state,” he added.