Prigozhin not only discredited the goals of the special military operation, but also spoke disparagingly about the corps of the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics (LPR and DPR), that is, about the fallen heroes, philosopher, political scientist, and leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan said on June 30 on the Conversation with a Sage program on Radio Zvezda.
“What did he [Prigozhin – Rossa Primavera News Agency] say about the DPR and LPR Corps? These are my friends. They died. Did he call them all scum? What insolence! Let him pull that Syria! Why is he talking about these fallen people? Who would we be without these two corps?” Kurginyan outlined questions to the statements of Yevgeniy Prigozhin, made just before the mutiny of the Wagner PMC.
At the same time, he noted that he was well aware that life in the People’s Republics of Donbass was not perfect. “I don’t know how many ugly and untransparent things were going on there. Donbass is not an ideal place. It has never been an ideal place – neither under the tsar, nor under the Bolsheviks, nor now,” the philosopher explained.
According to him, all sorts of things were happening there under the slogan “this is Donetsk, baby,” but there were real heroes in the DPR and LPR Corps. Many of them gave their lives defending the republics from the Kiev regime.
“There were real heroes there, and they died! They died! These are my friends. They sacrificed their lives so that this small expeditionary corps could be supplemented by the equal in size LPR and DPR army. It is much more experienced simply by the duration of the war. And what was happening there, who and how stole there, and so on – this is our reality,” Kurginyan noted.
The political analyst pointed out that the activities of the Wagner PMC abroad are also far from ideal in terms of legality and morality. “I guess in Africa, everything is done by highly moral professionals, right? There are no blood diamonds, no drugs – nothing, aren’t there? They only dance minuets to Wagner’s music there, don’t they?” the political scientist sarcastically questioned.
“Why insult others?!” he stressed his question.
According to Kurginyan, it would have been better if Prigozhin had confined his criticism to Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. At the same time, Kurginyan noted that Shoigu was right not to publicly respond to Prigozhin’s invectives.
“It would have been complete insanity if he had begun to respond,” the political analyst said, explaining that then Prigozhin would have responded as well. “This insulting arguing would have spread all over the country,” Kurginyan added.
He reminded that it was not about whether or not Shoigu is to blame. “I am talking about the dead! Or about those whose face was disfigured so that women will never like him again. I‘m talking about the fallen!” the philosopher stressed.
He also recalled that in the 1990s, he spoke of the colossal sacrifice that was made on the altar of victory in the Great Patriotic War, and before that of industrialization. “As a part of this sacrifice, my grandfather, who was shot by the Bolsheviks, perished,” Kurginyan noted.
“But once this sacrifice has been made, that’s it. It cannot be desecrated, it cannot, be spit out in passing. It must be treated as a sacrifice should be treated. Otherwise, it will be a remake of the crucifixion of Christ, a metaphysical mockery of what it was in the late 1980s and early 1990s. That’s what we’re talking about here again: sacrifice!” he stressed.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency