Alexander Borodai, a former “member” of the Russian-controlled Donetsk puppet authorities and current Russian State Duma member of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party, came under fire on the Donbass frontline on July 21, the Borodai-led “Donbass Volunteers Union” reported on July 22.
Two Russian officers were injured, while Borodai remained unharmed as the organization’s vehicle came under fire as it left a battalion’s frontline position, according to the newspaper.
Borodai can be seen standing with his head bandaged and his clothes covered in blood in images shared on Telegram. Specific details of the incident were not provided and it is unclear where and when the footage was taken.
State Duma Deputy Speaker Pyotr Tolstoy offered to award Borodai the Order of Courage for his “many years of service, bravery and principled stance on defending Russia’s interests and contribution to the liberation of Donetsk and Lugansk oblasts”.
Borodai, 50, is a Russian terrorist, journalist, political scientist, ideologue of the “Russian world”. Born in Moscow, he previously worked as a journalist, including as a correspondent for the Russian propaganda agency RIA Novosti, covering the First Chechen War, and for the newspaper Zavtra, where he worked alongside fellow terrorist Igor Girkin (alias Strelkov) and contributed to publications advocating Eurasianism.
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He was mentioned as an FSB major general in a 2002 publication in Russian media, a claim he personally denied.
From May 16 to August 7, 2014, Borodai acted as “Prime Minister” of the Russian-controlled Donetsk puppet authorities. From August 8 to October 20, 2014, he was a senior adviser to Alexander Zakharchenko, the “representative of the Council of Ministers” in Donetsk. Since 2015, he has been leading the “Donbass Volunteer Union”.
Since 2014, he has been wanted by the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs and is considered a threat to Ukrainian national security.
In 2021, he was elected a member of the State Duma of Russia from Putin’s party, United Russia.
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