Viktor Bout Visits Occupied Ukraine

Posted on AllSides December 19th, 2022
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Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, recently released from American custody in a prisoner exchange for WNBA star Brittney Griner, visited the Russian-occupied city of Luhansk in Ukraine over the weekend, according to Russian state media, CNN reported.

Bout said he was confident that the area "would soon be peaceful, and people would live without fear for their future," according to Russian state news agency RIA Novosti.

Bout, who was visiting Luhansk for the first time, was there to attended the launch of the Luhansk branch of the pro-Kremlin Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR).

Last week Bout joined...

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