Angarsk maniac who murdered more than 80 women confessed to other murders and asked to go to Ukraine

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Mikhail Popkov, a former policeman who killed more than 80 women, has confessed to other murders and wants to go to Ukraine to fight as Russian mercenaries.



Mikhail Popkov, a Russian ex-militiaman, to whom more than 80 murders of women are on his record, has confessed to new crimes. In an interview with VGTRK correspondent, the serial killer said that he dreams of joining the army because his military profession is now "quite in demand". At the same time, he would like "to last another January-February, the coldest" - in the cold trench after the warm room a man will not last long, he said.

What is your dream?... To join the army... If I take my military specialty, I think it's quite in demand now, although now it's probably more modern: radio electronics and so on. But even though I'm in prison for ten years in general I think it won't be that hard to learn quickly

Mikhail Popkov committed crimes from 1992 to 2010, when he worked in the police department of the Central District of Angarsk. Bodies were found in Angarsk, as well as Angarsk, Usolsk and Irkutsk districts. Most victims were undressed and their bodies bore signs of rape. Sometimes jewellery and money disappeared from them.

According to investigators, Mikhail Popkov had his own way of finding victims, working nights and evenings as a private taxi driver, often offering the women he drove along the way to spend time together, then taking them to the forest and killing them. According to media reports, the "Angarsk maniac" did not kill everyone, as some women he simply drove home with him.

In 2020, the Angarsk maniac also confessed to two more murders, for which he was sentenced to nine years in prison in 2021 (taking into account previous life sentences).

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