Commander of the Russian Volunteer Corps, Denis Kapustin. Photo/Sky News
KIEV – The paramilitary group that claimed the attack in Belgorod, the border region Russia with Ukraine said it would launch more attacks.
“I think you will see us again on that side,” said the commander of the Russian Volunteer Corps, Denis Kapustin (also known as Denis Nikitin), speaking on the Ukraine side of the border with Russia.
“I can’t describe the things that are coming, I can’t even tell the direction,” he continued.
“The border is quite long, again there will be a point where things will get heated,” he said a day after claiming the attack in Belgorod.
He said his anti-Putin fighters had controlled about 42 square kilometers of Russian territory for some time.
“We are fighting for freedom, we are fighting against injustice, so we are fighting against torture, we are fighting against horrific acts of police brutality,” he added.
Russia initially blamed Ukraine for the attack, alleging that 70 of the attackers were killed or repulsed.
But Kapustin denied this, saying two of his fighters were slightly injured, two killed and 10 others wounded.
He also said they managed to seize Russian armored vehicles and anti-drone guns as trophies.