Lugansk in 2014, fired at the militants battalion “Zarya” under the leadership of Carpenter, – Bolotov

Луганск в 2014 году обстреливал батальон боевиков "Заря" под руководством Плотницкого, - Болотов

Igor Plotnitsky

Militants battalion “Zarya”, which in 2014 was led by the now so-called head of “LNR” Igor Plotnitsky, was fired by then already occupied by militants Lugansk. About it in interview to “Rosbalt” was told by a former self-proclaimed leader of the “LNR” Valery Bolotov.

According to Bolotova, Lugansk was shelled by the militants of other battalions, not only from Zorya.

To the question, is it true that the battalion “Zarya”, which was commanded Carpenter’s, provoked, and fired at Lugansk in the summer of 2014, Bolotov replied: “Yes. And not only is “dawn”. Here was misdirected a lot of people who were to commit acts of sabotage and corrupt discipline. And in “Dawn” were the largest percentage of these “saboteurs”.

“I once ordered a Carpenter to raise a battalion to maintain law and order in the city, engage in combat and protect the borders of the “LC”. However, as it turned out, the battalion “worked” for the other. I tried, but I didn’t have the time, resources and opportunities to all the time be there and control the people. I trusted a Carpenter, and he formed a battalion for himself. These people carried out the orders of the Carpenter, not mine,” said Bolotov.

He also stated that repeatedly gave commands to seize the airport (obviously, we are talking about Lugansk airport, – ed), but Carpenter sabotaged those orders.

Valery Bolotov, according to the SBU, worked for the FSB. He was active participants of the riots in the East of Ukraine and, in particular, the seizure of the SBU in Luhansk region. Was supposedly elected so-called people’s Governor. In August 2014, announced his resignation and left for Russia. His place in “LNR” took Igor Carpentry.

Note that militants regularly shelled the territory under their control Donetsk and Lugansk regions, blaming the ATO forces.