Putin's Secret Plan To Put 100,000 Troops In Ukraine Within 4 Hours

KIEV, Ukraine -- A famed woman tank commander fighting for pro-Vladimir Putin rebels has revealed Russia’s secret plan to place 100,000 ground troops inside Ukraine in just four hours after she defected to the country.

Svetlana Dryuk (Center)

Svetlana Dryuk , 40, says she has handed Kiev details of Russian battle plans for a “full-scale invasion” of Ukraine.

She is also credited with providing her Ukrainian spy lover with information which led to the destruction of eight modern Russian T-72 tanks during the bloody conflict.

Her reported defection is a blow to the Kremlin since a “propaganda film” on her rise from paramedic to tank commander and rebel regimental supremo is due to be aired in May in Russia and pro-Moscow eastern Ukraine.

Meanwhile it is now clear that Dryuk, the heroine behind the movie’s main character, whose nickname in rebel forces was Veterok, is in Kiev with her daughter Natalya, 19, and teenage son Dmitro.

She appeared on Ukrainian channel 1+1 saying that her "love" for the Ukrainian intelligence officer changed her life.

"I have a very special friend now,” she said.

He is “much more important for me” than her previous loyalty to pro-Moscow rebels in her eastern Ukrainian homeland.

The alleged spy’s identity was not divulged.

Dryuk was a “legendary commander of a female tank crew” and a “symbol of Novorossiya (eastern Ukraine), said the Kiev channel.

She then rose higher to command a rebel regiment, it is claimed.

“People say to me - you were fighting, you were killing people,” she said.

“Yes, and in 2014 I became commander of the regimental headquarters.

“I do not justify myself. “It was that sort of time. I did what I was ordered to do.”

Dryuk claimed she has handed Kiev details of a plan drawn up last year under which Russia would be inside Ukraine “within four hours”.

She claimed “special ID documents” have been created for "every single Russian soldier who will enter” Ukraine.

She is ready to give evidence to the International Court of Justice in The Hague, she said.

She was also ready to take up arms for Ukraine.

“If they tell me to take a machine gun – I will take a machine gun,” she said.

“If they tell me to go in a tank – I will go in a tank. It will be a Ukrainian tank.”

Former commander of rebel forces Igor Strelkov branded her a “Judas” for switching sides but confirmed her story about the destruction of the eight tanks.

Another source claimed she had been snared by a “honeytrap” sting operation from Ukraine.

“Probably she did fall in love,” said blogger “Chervonets Andryukha”.

“God will judge her but if she starts betraying her brothers and they are killed – it will be her personal tragedy and she will have to pay for it, so we can only sympathise with her.”

But the pro-Moscow rebel government in the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) claimed their heroine had been kidnapped by Ukrainian intelligence from Moldova after she went there to visit relatives.

"Ukrainian special services and propagandists are actively working with Svetlana, using savage methods of influencing her through children and relatives and people close to her,” said a statement. 

She was being forced to mouth “ridiculous” statements.

She had been discharged from rebel forces at her request last year after serving from 2014-18 due to a medical condition for which she was hospitalised in Russia, said the DPR.

Source: Express UK