A millionaire Ukrainian business titan says he asked the Ukrainian military to bomb his own newly built home after his security webcam showed Russian troops using it as a base.
During an interview with ‘Good Morning Britain’ on Monday, Andrei Stavnitser recalled his disgust at seeing Russian soldiers using his estate west of the capital kyiv to launch missile attacks and sort through looted property.
“I felt dirty watching guys come into my house,” said Stavnitser, who is now helping with relief efforts from Lublin, Poland. He said Russian soldiers stripped his security personnel and sent him into the woods.
It was “an obvious decision” to ask for his estate to be reduced to rubble, he said.
“It’s not about the money,” he added. “I want to do everything possible to help Ukraine win, because I think we protect Europe’s security and it’s important to get these bastards out of our land.”
“Good Morning Britain” showed aerial footage of Stavnitser’s house after the Ukrainian strike. Parts of the sprawling structure were reduced to rubble and Russian military equipment was scattered among the ruins.
Watch the full interview here:
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.