During a “work conference”, the head of the Interior Ministry of the LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic), Igor Kornet, who organized a mutiny against LPR leader Igor Plotnitsky, said that his military coup saved the "Republic" from returning to Ukraine.
According to Kornet, the Armed Forces of Ukraine were ready to move into Luhansk with the support of the “top leadership” of the LPR.
"But we did not miss a blow in the back this time. We were only a few weeks away from returning to Nenka [mother Ukraine]. Literally two weeks," said Kornet.
He noted that if the "Ukrainian agents" had succeeded in removing him from the leadership of the "Ministry of Internal Affairs”, the third regiment of the special operations unit of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense would have been ready to enter the "Republic" the next morning.
Kornet also said that he would punish those guilty for the death of the former head of the Council of Ministers of the LPR, Gennady Tsypkalov. Tsypkalov was detained on suspicion of involvement in an attempted coup in the LPR and organizing an attempt on Plotnitsky. He allegedly committed suicide.
"People are sharing evidence. Evidence specifically about the falsifications, beginning in 2016, and about false testimony regarding a ‘pseudo-revolution’,” said Kornet.
On November 21, armed persons in uniforms without insignia and armored vehicles blocked the center of Luhansk. They had been given orders by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the LPR. A column of Ural trucks, along with Special Forces from the DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic), entered the city. Plotnitsky’s supporters were detained and accused of working for Ukrainian special services.
The outpouring of armed persons onto the streets of Luhansk was organized by Head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the LPR, Igor Kornet, who had been dismissed the day prior by Plotnitsky. Earlier, it was reported that Plotnitsky has fled to Russia.