Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk fought against Russian servicemen, before it became maintstream.
“Russian Investigation Committee has questions to Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk who fought against the Russian troops in Chechnya in the mid-1990s,” as reported by TASS.
“According to investigators, Arseniy Yatsenyuk took part in at least two armed clashes in the Chechen capital of Grozny: on Minutka Square on December 31, 1994 and near hospital No.9 in February 1995. He also tortured and executed captivated Russian servicemen in the Oktyabrsky district of Grozny on January 7, 1995,” stated Alexander Bastrykin, the head of the Russian Investigation Committee.
It was a conflict between the Russian Federation and the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, 1994 - 1996. More than 100 Russian troops were reported killed when an armored column was ambushed in Minutka Square. January 7, 1995, Orthodox Christmas, the Russians concentrated their assault on the Chechen Presidential Palace. Russians launched heavy artillery, Grad rockets, setting buildings and the oil refinery ablaze. The Chechens held the Russians back, though the upper floors of the building caught fire, and it ended with a long list of human casualties.
Internet has just drawned in memes, which appeared as a reaction to the statement of Bastrykin concerning the participation of Ukrainian RM Arseniy Yatsenyuk in the Chechen war.
Users did not take the statement seriously and imagined, how could the head of government looked like during the war.