Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Russian Paratroopers rebellion update - Shamanov denies the severity of the crisis

The Commander in Chief of the Russian Airborne Forces has officially distanced himself from the outrage of his subordinates by describing the situation in the Airborne Forces as "normal" and by saying that the recent incident with Defense Minister Serdiukov mostly fictional.

This is either a case of CYA or, more likely, a move to prevent the Kremlin to have a pretext to fire him.

I will keep you posted the best I can.

The Saker