WHO KILLED SAVIMBI?
S. A. KOLOMNIN, Deputy Chairman of the Council of the Union of Angolan Veterans, Colonel of the Air Force in reserve Keywords: Savimbi, war in Angola, reconciliation in Angola, UNITA, MPLA It has been 12 years since the more than 25-year hunt for the leader of the Angolan rebel group UNITA, Jonas Savimbi (killed in February 2002), ended. With his departure, the civil war in Angola (1975-2002) ended, which claimed the lives of not only hundreds of thousands of Angolans, but also hundreds of Cuban 1 and several dozen Soviet soldiers and officers 2. Until now, foreign and Russian media outlets are developing versions about his death, discussing the circumstances of the operation to destroy the first leader of the Angolan opposition. Someone tries to attribute the laurels of eliminating Savimbi to the American special services, 3 and even write that foreign special forces allegedly took part in the operation to eliminate Savimbi. Some publications also investigate the "Russian trace", suggesting that Savimbi was destroyed by "a missile aimed at a satellite phone" - as in the case of the Chechen separatist leader Dzhokhar Dudayev. Who really killed Savimbi? And how? In this article, you, the reader, are waiting for an interview with the one who led the operation to destroy Savimbi and actually put an end to the civil war in Angola - General of the Angolan Armed Forces Simau Carlitos Huala. THE SORCERER IN CAMOUFLAGE For several decades, General Jonas Savimbi led the most powerful armed opposition group in Angola, UNITA (National Union for the Total Independence of Angola), which was based on the most numerous ethnic group in Angola - Ovimbundu. Since the 1970s, he was the permanent commander - in-chief of the army he created, the FALA (Armed Forces for the Liberation of Angola), and had unlimited influence over field commanders, brutally nipping in the bud even the idea of reaching an agreement with the Angolan government and the MPLA leader, Angolan President Jose Eduar ... Read more
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