Putin’s man who was wounded in Ukraine, once called for the release of Serbian criminals Karadzic and Mladic
The former head of Russia’s Roscosmos space agency, Dmitry Rogozin, who was wounded by Ukrainian shelling in Donetsk last night, has in the past called for the release of Serbian war criminals and threatened Montenegro with military strikes.
His adviser has confirmed that Rogozin suffered back injuries from that attack and was taken to the hospital for treatment, Telegrafi reports.
In early June, Rogozin threatened Bulgaria, northern Macedonia, and Montenegro that Russia might attack them with ballistic missiles after those three Eastern European countries stopped the flight of the plane in which Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was to travel in Belgrade.
A few days later, he said he hoped for the release of Radovan Karadžić and Ratko Mladić, who had been convicted of war crimes.
“The two heroes of our brother nation and my two friends. From 1994 to 1996, we met many times. One day I will tell you in detail about these meetings,” Rogozin wrote on Twitter.
“I hope that they will be taken out of the cells of The Hague, where for many years they have been trying to convict them for crimes of others inspired by the U.S. and its helpers. The Serbs in Bosnia and the Serbian people as a whole remain true to the tradition of our centuries-old friendship. I hope that Montenegrins will overthrow the traitors from power and return to our family. Only harmony will save the Serbs,” he added.
Rogozin was fired as head of Russia’s space agency in mid-July. Russian President Vladimir Putin appointed Yuri Borisov, the former deputy prime minister and deputy defense minister, to head Roscosmos.
Following the appointment of the agency’s new head, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told TASS agency that Rogozin would be appointed to the new post “when the time comes.”
Peskov gave no further details on Rogozin’s dismissal, but stressed that Rogozin was leaving Roscosmos because the Kremlin was dissatisfied with his work./Telegrafi/