“‘The Kremlin are a**holes’, ex-Soviet volunteer says Putin ‘will never change’ amid Ukraine crisis”
“He was almost imprisoned for ‘disseminating lies about the Communist Party’ and escaped the country to live in Massachusetts in the United States.
He said; “I hate their guts, they’re a**holes. It’s the same people who are in power then, are in power now and they will never change.”
He and his crisis relief team flew into Poland to help refugees fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Mr Smirnov says speaking the language is a huge help to Ukrainian refugees who can mostly speak or understand Russian.
He speaks about how in shock the mostly women and children Ukrainian refugees are when they arrive at the Poland border.”