A tragic father who lost his conscript son to Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine has accused the Kremlin dictator of being a traitor to Russia for killing or maiming up to 100,000 servicemen.
Dmitry Shkrebets, 44, accused Russia’s president and his commanders of ‘murdering’ his son through their incompetence and rule-breaking, and then challenged Russia’s FSB intelligence service to arrest him for claiming that Putin had “betrayed” him.
Shkrebets lost his 20-year-old son Yevgeny on the cruiser Moskva – the flagship of Russia’s Black Sea Naval Fleet which was sunk by Ukrainian missiles earlier in the war.
But he went ballistic earlier this week after Putin’s fake encounter with supposed mothers of soldiers who lost their lives on the front lines in Ukraine.
The grieving father hit out at Putin who he says was avoiding parents who truly suffered untold grief during the war amid the loss of their sons, and dared the Russian secret service to do something about his blast.
Writing on social media, Shkrebets said: “Mr. President, allow me to introduce to you the mothers and fathers of the soldiers and sailors killed.
‘You haven’t seen REAL mothers and fathers! Why are you putting on this cheap show?
“Putin is no longer my president. I don’t believe this man, he betrayed me.
“I consider him a hypocrite and a traitor to my country.”
‘So print it in your newspapers – I’m waiting for the representatives of the commission of inquiry [FSB]. Come on guys [give a summons] to the father of a son murdered by the incompetent leadership of your superiors… do you still have honest officers there?
“Shame on the fatherland,” he wrote.
Yevgeny Shkrebets, 20, was killed when Ukraine sank a Russian warship in April
Dmitry Shkrebets, 44 (L), poses with his son Yevgeny. The father accused the Russian president and his commanders of ‘murdering’ his son through their incompetence and violation of the rules
The cruiser Moskva is pictured leaving Sevastopol, the headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, days before it was sunk by Ukrainian missiles in April
Putin is pictured earlier this week at a meeting with women who were believed to be the mothers of Russian soldiers killed in Ukraine
Shkrebets then challenged members of the Russian military leadership to appear on television to be confronted by the relatives of those who perished.
“Believe me, it would be an unforgettable sight,” he said.
“I’m not thinking of meeting the president. He does not care about us, people who want to make him understand reality….
“I am waiting for a worthy person in the next elections in Russia, for whom I can vote.”
Shkrebets’ son was on board the Moskva when it sank on April 14 after being hit by a Ukrainian missile attack.
Yevgeny was one of 17 that Russian officials admitted to having died in the sinking that led Putin to fire fleet commander Vice Admiral Igor Osipov.
This happened despite Putin’s promises that there would be no conscripts sent into the conflict.
For months, the father has demanded proper dialogue with commanders over the sinking and has also spoken out against the entry into force of draconian new laws on December 1 which seek to prevent almost any public discussion of the war and the deployment. Russian forces.
She will prevent the Mothers’ Council – a new militant organization created by mothers of soldiers sent to the front – from publicly demanding the return of their poorly trained and ill-equipped men from the war zone.
In staged propaganda, Vladimir Putin staged a mock meeting of women posing as wives and mothers of Russian servicemen earlier this week
Olga Tsukanova, 46, mother of a missing conscript and founder of a new Council of Mothers and Wives, confronts Vladimir Putin, demanding answers over the war with Ukraine
A leader of the group is Olga Tsukanova, 46, from Samara, whose son, 20, is lost after being mobilized.
She had previously revealed that the mothers faced intrusive surveillance from Putin’s spies for opposing his war.
The new laws “will prohibit us – mothers and wives – from speaking out against all violations concerning conscripts and conscripts,” a statement from the council said.
“Neither the fighters themselves nor their relatives will be able to demand that their rights to adequate equipment and the provision of everything necessary be respected.”
They warned: “All crimes such as theft, negligence, leaving…soldiers to their fate…can go unpunished and hidden from the people due to the fact that it is now simply forbidden by law to [discuss] their.’
She cowardly taunted Putin for not meeting real mothers personally affected by the war.
The group he met last week included loyalist officials or party hacks, including a woman Nadezhda Uzanova, from Abakan, who had previously sung the Russian national anthem in Red Square alongside him after formally annexing illegally invaded regions of Ukraine as Kremlin territory.
Today it was revealed that the council’s VK social media account has been blocked as the Putin regime gags the organization which has carried out protests against his chaotic mobilization campaign and the use of live flesh cannon.
Yet there are signs that Russians are increasingly speaking out about the war, despite the enormous risks of speaking out.
According to Western estimates, Putin’s war left more than 100,000 Russian servicemen dead and wounded.