Alexsandr Boroday, the leader of the Donetsk Peoples Republic in East Ukraine held a press conference Saturday in which he admitted that the pro-Russian actions in Crimea as well as those in Donetsk, Lugansk and other contended areas in Eastern Ukraine, made up a team and were organized by “a single command.”
Boroday, who is a Moscow native and a citizen of Russia, also admitted that he had personally “worked in Crimea,” although he maintained that he was acting as “a private person” in Ukraine.
“I will not hide the fact that I worked in the Crimea, said Boroday,” explaining his work in Crimea was as a spin doctor.”
Boroday also stated that he had been “involved in political and business consulting for various structures” “for many years,” and that he was seeking Russia’s annexation of East Ukraine.
Boroday declined to answer the question of whose project he and other pro-Russian forces were implementing in Crimea and East Ukraine.
By Day Blakely Donaldson