59-year-old Rogozin was injured in December He was wounded after a Ukrainian attack on a hotel in the occupied eastern city of Donetsk. The bombing resulted in killing and injuring a number of people.
According to the former head of Roscosmos, the attack took place during a “business meeting” in the restaurant of the hotel, which will serve as a headquarters for military advisers. But Russia 24 TV channel claims that the Russian was there celebrating his 59th birthday with many guests and musicians. After the bombing, Rogozin was taken to the hospital because a grenade lodged in his shoulder.
Rogozin, a staunch supporter of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, wrote a letter to the French ambassador to Moscow Pierre Levy and posted its contents on Telegram. “In this circumstance, you will see, with my letter, part of a shell from the French Caesar cannon. It pierced my right shoulder and got stuck in my fifth cervical vertebra, just one millimeter away, and I was paralyzed or dead,” said the former deputy prime minister.
According to Rogozin, two of his friends were killed in the attack. The Prime Minister of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, Vitaly Khotsenko, was also injured. “You have all these victims on your conscience. I ask you to hand over the part of the spine that surgeons removed from the spine to French President Emmanuel Macron. Tell him that no one will escape responsibility for war crimes.”
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