Share |

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Downed Russian Pilot Claims Innocence

Narrator: The highest-security residents of Gudushauri Hospital stay alone neither at night nor during the day. Colonel Zinov, a Russian pilot downed over Tskhinvali and captured, has already been charged with assassinating Georgian citizens. Unless the POW is exchanged, he faces 15 years’ imprisonment.

Colonel Igor Zinov: Unlike you, I’m always portrayed as some kind of, I don’t know, monster of sorts who wants to kill everyone. Let me tell you what I told them: Not a single bomb was dropped from this aircraft, and I’m clean before Georgia. [Learn more here.]

So, the fact that they dropped you before you would drop those bombs on them makes you clean? That’s a jaw-dropping confession to make!

Inter, Ukraine’s leading TV channel, has taken a somewhat pro-Russian stance on the Russo-Georgian conflict.

Some experts believe that control over the channel may have shifted to Dmytro Firtash, a co-owner of RosUkrEnergo and a friend of Viktor Yanukovych.

Russia has accused Ukraine of supplying Georgia with the Buk-M1-2 (“Grizzly”) surface-to-air missiles that it says shot down three Su-25 (“Frogfoot”) fighter jets and one Tu-22M (“Backfire”) bomber.

Meanwhile, the Ukrainian Air Forces flew over Kyiv today in their final rehearsal before the Independence Day parade that will be held on August 24.

Video uploaded from:

No comments: