Russian arms dealer Viktor Bode, Released in trade with Washington for American basketball player Brittney GrinerOn Saturday he supported Vladimir Putin and the attack in Ukraine.
In an interview with Russian media RT, he confirmed it.Still“Vladimir Putin had a portrait in his cell while in prison in the United States, where he was sentenced to 25 years in prison after his arrest in Thailand in 2008.
“I am proud to be Russian, our president is Putin“, he said. The 55-year-old former Soviet military officer also said he supports “fully“Attack on the Kremlin in Ukraine.
“If I have the opportunity and the necessary skills, I will volunteer (to fight in Ukraine).“No,” he said.don’t understand“Why the massive Moscow attack didn’t happen in 2014.
He again presented himself as a businessman, who worked legally, but worked “Example“To force other Russians to accept agreements with Washington, he refused to do so.
Born in 1967 in Dushanbe, the capital of the former Soviet republic of Tajikistan, Viktor Bode studied at the Military Institute of Foreign Languages in Moscow before joining the Air Force, according to a United Nations report.
Since 1991 and the collapse of the Soviet Union, according to his accusers, he has been able to purchase weapons at low prices at military bases in the former Soviet Union, then in total chaos, and resell them in several conflict zones. Especially in Africa. His possible connections with Russian services are unknown.