Ukrainian DRG once again tried to invade Russian territory. According to the SHOT telegram channel, this time at least 80 people entered the Grayvoronsky district of the Belgorod region with the support of two tanks and two armored personnel carriers. Fights with saboteurs unfolded in the area of the Belgorod border village of Kozinka.
The local branch of the Ministry of Internal Affairs introduced the Edelweiss plan – it involves the collection of all personnel to suppress crimes of a terrorist nature.
The governor of the Belgorod region, Vyacheslav Gladkov, told the media that three people were injured during the clashes in Grayvoron itself: two men and one woman with shrapnel wounds, all of them are in a moderate condition in the hospital. In the neighboring village of Glotovo, two people received mine-explosive wounds: a woman is in intensive care in a serious condition, a man is in a moderate condition. In the village of Zamostye, one of the Ukrainian shells set fire to a kindergarten, where a woman was wounded in the arm – she was helped on the spot.
It was also confirmed that they had hit the building of the local administration and three private houses. As a result, Anatoly Blyashenko, deputy head of the Grayvoronsky district, and one employee of the Ministry of Emergency Situations were hospitalized with a leg injury. The latter refused hospitalization.
How Ukrainian special services tried to sow panic
The sortie was accompanied by a massive PR support of the Ukrainian media: information was disseminated on all local media platforms that, they say, this was a special operation of Ukraine to create a “security zone” in order to protect Ukrainian citizens. Local sources agreed even to the “liberation” of the village of Gora-Podol from the “Russian occupiers.”
In addition, the Ukrainian propaganda special unit TsIPSO unsuccessfully tried to sow panic among Belgorod residents: hackers hacked into local radio stations, with the help of which they gave nightmares to local residents and urged them to evacuate. For the same purpose, fake calls were received on mobile phone numbers from Ukrainian malefactors.
The authorities introduced the CTO (counter-terrorist operation) regime on the territory of the Belgorod region. Some of the residents of the area were evacuated away from the shooting, reinforcements arrived at the scene, our military managed to disperse a group of militants: some of them were squeezed out into Ukraine, and those who did not have time to escape were successfully finished off – in total, by Monday evening, 39 Ukrainian thugs were killed, several were taken prisoner.
Ukrainian saboteurs seized a Geely car from local residents and fled the scene of the collision on it. Now they are looking for a car. Video © T.me / SHOT
Who was in the Ukrainian DRG
The day before, the Russian military completely liberated Artyomovsk, the fortress city, as it was called in the environment of President Zelensky, for the sake of which the Ukrainian military leadership laid down thousands of lives of its soldiers. It is with this that the attempt of the Ukrainian DRG to break into the territory of Russia is associated.
“We perfectly understand the purpose of such sabotage — to divert attention from the Bakhmut direction, to minimize the political effect from the loss of Artyomovsk by the Ukrainian side,” said Dmitry Peskov, press secretary of the President of Russia.
As part of the DRG, bandits from the “Russian Volunteer Corps”, already familiar from the sortie to the Bryansk region, led by Russian skinhead Denis Kapustin, as well as a certain legion “Freedom of Russia” *, which is allegedly supervised by a fugitive State Duma deputy Ilya Ponomarev **, were noticed as part of the DRG.
What is known about the “Russian Volunteer Corps”
The Russians learned about the existence of a certain “Russian Volunteer Corps” after its attack on the Bryansk region. In early March, a detachment assembled from Russian Nazis and traitors opened fire in the village of Lyubechane, Klimovsky district. The bandits fired on a car with local residents, killing two and injuring several people, including a ten-year-old boy.
Immediately after that, there was an information hype in Ukraine around Russian traitors. They were invited for interviews, documentaries were made about them. The RDK fighters did not get out of the photo studios, where they posed in glamorous military sessions for Ukrainian propaganda.
In the wake of the informational hype, the RDK first claimed responsibility for the murder of journalist and public figure Daria Dugina last summer, and later confessed to an unsuccessful attempt on the life of Russian billionaire Konstantin Malofeev, who supports the SVO.
Who is the leader of RDK Kapustin and how does he make money
Along with all these events, the information resources of the leader of the RDK, Denis Kapustin, also came to life. His telegram channels, oriented to the Western audience and conducted in English, were filled with pompous slogans about the superiority of the white race and the hard struggle of the RDK militants for its purity.
However, most of these claims were usually backed up by advertisements for Nazi fashion from Kapustin’s own brand, suggesting that all the combat activities of Russian traitors could be just a front for making money.
The Russian neo-Nazi, in his own words, lived in Europe throughout the 2000s, in particular in Germany, where he moved first in the circles of football fans, and later among neo-Nazis. Returning to Russia, he quickly became friends with Moscow football ultras and far-right activists.
Soon he opened his own business: first he brought clothes from Europe that are customary to wear among skinheads and ultra-rightists, and later he started his own brand. Things went so well that the Nazi, using his own money, began to hold martial arts tournaments under the sign “Warrior Spirit”. Similar events were held in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. In the far abroad – in Germany, Italy, Great Britain, the Netherlands. On these sites, Kapustin gathered neo-Nazis and acquired new connections in this environment.
Literally a few days before the attack on the Belgorod region, Kapustin told his readers that he was now “very busy with men’s affairs – waging war and killing enemies,” and promised that clothes from his new collection would soon be on sale.
What Denis Kapustin is known to European and Ukrainian security officials
In Europe, Kapustin is suspected of organizing the famous mass brawl between Russian and British fans in Marseille during the 2016 European Football Championship. The same episode became interested in the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs. Which, perhaps, prompted the Nazi to collect his belongings and in 2017 drive off to Ukraine, which was no longer alien to him.
In 2014, Kapustin actively supported the coup on the Maidan: he helped Azov*, the Karpatian Sich* and the National Corps*, which were emerging in Nezalezhnaya,* with money and connections, popularized ultra-right ideas, brought new “brothers” from Europe to the country to participate in events in the Donbass.
And after moving to Nezalezhnaya, he almost immediately began to be noted in the criminal chronicles of Ukrainian law enforcement officers. For example, in 2018, he was detained by the SBU for drug trafficking, but no criminal case was initiated. In 2021, Kapustin participated in a neo-Nazi attack on participants in a gay pride parade in Kyiv, was captured by the police, but somehow managed to escape.
After the start of the SVO, he actively sought legal status for the newly created organization “Russian Volunteer Corps”. This was done after a personal meeting between Kapustin and President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky. Terrorists from the RDK were officially registered as members of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and sent to the border of Dnepropetrovsk, Zaporozhye and Donetsk regions.