A heartbroken father whose son was killed in Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine has accused the Kremlin tyrant of betraying Russia by murdering or maiming up to 100,000 servicemen.
44-year-old Dmitry Shkrebets accused the Russian president and his commanders of’murdering’ his son due to their incompetence and rule-breaking, and challenged the FSB to arrest him for alleging Putin ‘betrayed’ him.
Shkrebets lost his 20-year-old son Yevgeny on the cruiser Moskva, the flagship of Russia’s Black Sea naval fleet that was sunk by Ukrainian missiles earlier in the conflict.
However, he went berserk earlier this week after Putin’s sham conference with alleged mothers of Ukrainian troops killed on the front lines.
The devastated father lashed out at Putin, whom he claimed was avoiding parents who have actually suffered unimaginable anguish due to the loss of their sons in the conflict, and daring Russia’s secret agency to take action against his outburst.
Shkrebets said on social media, “Mr. President, allow me to introduce you to the mothers and dads of the deceased troops and sailors.
“You have not observed REAL parents!” Why are you putting on this shoddy performance?
Putin is not my president anymore. I do not trust this man because he has betrayed me.
I view him as a hypocrite and a traitor to my country.
“Therefore, print it in your newspapers: I am waiting for members of the Investigative Committee [FSB].” Come, guys, [issue a summons] to the father of a kid who was killed due to the incompetence of your superiors… Do you still have trustworthy officers?
He penned “Shame on the Motherland.”
Shkrebets then challenged members of Russia’s military leadership to appear on television and face parents of the deceased.
He stated, “Trust me, it would be an incredible sight.”
I never consider meeting with the president. He doesn’t care about us, the people attempting to impart the truth to him….
I am awaiting a deserving candidate in the upcoming Russian election for whom I may cast my ballot.
The son of Shkrebets was aboard the ship when it sank on April 14 after being struck by a Ukrainian missile.
Yevgeny was one of seventeen Russian officials who claimed to have perished in the sinking, which led to Putin dismissing the fleet’s vice admiral commander, Igor Osipov.
This occurred despite Putin’s assurances that no conscripts would be sent into the battle.
Since months, the father has sought a proper communication with commanders regarding the tragedy, and he has also spoken out against the draconian new legislation that will go into effect on December 1 in an effort to stifle nearly all public discussion regarding the conflict and the deployment of Russian military.
It will prevent the Council of Mothers, a new lobbying group founded by the mothers of troops deployed to the front lines, from publicly requesting the withdrawal of their poorly trained and inadequately armed sons from the battle zone.
Olga Tsukanova, 46, from Samara, is a leader of the gang; her son, 20, is missing after being mobilized.
She has already disclosed that mothers who oppose Putin’s war are subject to rigorous surveillance by his spies.
According to a statement from the council, the new legislation “would bar us, as mothers and wives, from voicing any complaints regarding the mobilized and conscripts.”
“Neither the combatants nor their families will be able to demand that their rights to sufficient equipment and provision with all essentials be honored.”
They cautioned that crimes such as theft, incompetence, and abandoning soldiers to their fate could go unpunished and remain hidden from the public because it is now illegal to mention them.
She characterized Putin’s reluctance to meet genuine mothers directly affected by the war as cowardly.
The group he met with last week consisted of loyalist officials or party hacks, including Nadezhda Uzanova from Abakan, who sang the Russian national anthem on Red Square with him after he formally annexed unlawfully invaded portions of Ukraine as Kremlin territory.
Today, it was found that the VK social media account of the council has been disabled, as Putin’s administration muzzles the organization that has led protests against his shambolic mobilisation effort and the use of keen as cannon fodder.
Nevertheless, there are indications that Russians are growing increasingly vocal against the war, despite the grave risks associated with doing so.
According to estimates from the West, Putin’s war has resulted in the deaths and injuries of over 100,000 Russian soldiers.