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Viktor Bout becomes a member of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia

Victor Bout, Convicted in the United States for arms smuggling and exchanged last week for American basketball player Brittney Griner, he became a militant of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR by its Russian acronym) on Monday, announced the leader of that ultranationalist formation, Leonid Slutski.

Viktor Bout is already a member of LDPR!”, Slutsky, chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs, the lower house of the Russian Parliament, wrote on Telegram.

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The ultranationalist politician stressed that he personally handed over to About your membership card.

The 55-year-old arms dealer, of whom he spent 14 behind bars in the United States, stated last Saturday that supports the Russian military campaign in the Ukraine and would volunteer if he could.

“I fully support her. If I had had the opportunity and the necessary skills, I certainly would have volunteered.”, he said in an interview with the Russian television channel RT.

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Aboutwho was sentenced in the US to 25 years in prison for arms trafficking and who has always denied his guilt, said he could not understand why Russia had not started the war intervention in Ukraine before.

He also assured that he always had a portrait of the Russian president, Vladimir Putinin his cell at the federal prison in Marion, Illinois.

“Yes always”, said. “I am proud to be Russian and that our president is Putin”he added.

Source: Elcomercio

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