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The Vice-President of Russian Gazprombank, Igor Volobuev, left Russia for Ukraine, becoming a member of the nation’s territorial defence forces. Mr Volubuev, who was born within the Sumy area of Ukraine mentioned he desires to “wash off his Russian past”. He mentioned he plans to remain in Ukraine “until the victory”.

He additionally described the Russian invasion as “an international crime”.

Mr Volobuev mentioned: “I could no longer be in Russia.

“I’m Ukrainian by nationality, I used to be born in Akhtyrka (Sumy area), I might not observe from the skin what Russia is doing with my Motherland.

“My visit is like repentance, I want to wash off my Russian past.

“I need to keep in Ukraine till the victory.”

Speaking to The Insider, Mr Volubuev said that he had wanted to return to Ukraine since 2004, but was unable to do so for family reasons.

“This is a world crime on the a part of Putin, the Russian authorities and, the truth is, the Russian folks.

“Because it is not Putin who kills Ukrainians here, it is not Putin who steals toilet bowls, it is not Putin who rapes women. This is the Russian people.

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“My father lived in a chilly basement for a month.

“People I had known since childhood told me they were ashamed of me.

“Nobody in Russia is aware of about [my departure].”

Putin has been accused of quite a few warfare crimes in Russia because the invasion started, together with rape, torture and mass killing of civilians.

Gazprombank is a private-owned Russian financial institution.

It is the third-largest financial institution within the nation by belongings.

The UK positioned sanctions on Gazprombank on March 24, precisely one month after Putin’s invasion of Ukraine started.

It additionally sanctioned Alfabank and 59 Russian elites on the identical day.

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