On 30 May, Interior Minister Colonel General V A Kolokoltsev accepted ten new servicemen of the Special Purpose Centre of the Moscow Directorate of the MVD who were members of the MVDU Berkut spetsnaz unit previously.
The Berkutovtsy confronted radicals in Kiev, until the junta disbanded them at the end of February. The junta tried to accuse 20 Berkutovtsy of shooting at Euromaidan terrorists, but the charges didn’t stick.
After the junta started to persecute the Berkutovtsy, General Kolokoltsev said that they were welcome in Russia, they could join the OMON in their old ranks, and that Russia would see to the needs of their families. President V V Putin said, “The Berkut troopers did their duty faithfully”.
General Kolokoltsev and General Yakunin, the head of the Moscow Directorate of the MVD laid flowers at the memorial to MVD troops who died in the course of their duties.
Here, we see one of the former Berkutovtsy taking the oath of allegiance to Russia.
General Kolokoltsev said that 92 Berkutovtsy are in the process of becoming Russian citizens, he hopes that they’ll have successful future careers. 42 of them have chosen units other than the OMON for their MVD service.
General Kolokoltsev congratulated the new OMON troopers.
General Kolokoltsev said, “These men are a very competent reinforcement”.
The Berkutovtsy embodied COPS (Conscientious Officers Protect and Serve). Because of their training, discipline, cohesion, motivation, and sheer courage, they stood on the Maidan facing the Uniate terrorists, and only fired when they had to. Quite often, they faced violent and unhinged mobs… and stood their ground without killing anyone. These men are exemplars… they’re true men, worthy of all praise and respect. The junta replaced them with Euromaidan trash terrorists with no discipline or training. These sorry sacks o’ shit scuttle over the east like cockroaches… killing people, robbing, and molesting women. I seem to see a difference. The Berkutovtsy incarnated PIG (Pride Integrity Guts)… the junta pigs are just that… pigs. The American media demonised the Berkut… they LOVE the junta thugs… do note that. I’d call it theatre of the absurd…
One last thing… thousands of “Ukrainian” servicemen rallied to Russia, including the former commander of the Ukrainian Navy. NOT A SINGLE Russian or patriot serviceman has gone over to the junta… NONE. It seems to me that’s quite a difference… not reported by outlets of the likes of Radio Liberty and Fox News… fancy that…
31 May 2014
Voice of Russia World Service