Skip to comments.Russia Has Strong Suspicions of US Mercenary Activity in Ukraine – Lavrov
Posted on 05/14/2014 12:33:31 PM PDT by tcrlaf
Moscow believes information that Western, first and foremost American, mercenaries are operating in Ukraine to be true, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday.
We are waiting for answers, because we have very strong suspicions that this might be true, Lavrov said during an English-language interview with Bloomberg.
According to the German Bild am Sonntag newspaper, around 400 elite commandos of notorious US private security firm Academi are allegedly helping Ukrainian authorities in a punitive operation against federalists in the countrys eastern regions.
The newspaper said the Academi mercenaries have taken part in attacks against federalists near Slaviansk, one of the strongholds of pro-federalization supporters in Ukraine. It is unclear who hired them, the newspaper added.
Germanys Federal Intelligence Service informed Berlin about the involvement of Academi commandos in Kievs military operations in eastern Ukraine in late April.
Academi tweeted out a Press Release about three hours ago, again denying this. http://academi.com/news_room/press_releases/88
Whatever the case, the rumors and reports of "English-Speakers" training and with Kiev troops in the field has been persistent.
Man, these Russian whiners are pathetic.
Given all the other BS manipulation going on there it wouldn’t surprise me a bit.
Dictatorships are always notoriously paranoid.
Well certainly Hunter Biden being named a Director of Ukraine’s Gas Company doesn’t help matters, does it?
US just issued $1 billion bonds backed by US Taxpayers
(Biden’s son involved)
Does this count as mercenary activity?
Correction: UKRAINE just issued #1 billion bonds backed by US taxpayers.
Everybody has been drying about Russians being the ones doing the fighting in Ukraine, now Russia is claiming that the US is the one with covert operations. I wouldn’t put anything past this administration.
Ohmygosh. Kiev is a government that was supposed to be temporary until an election could happen. Do they even have the authority to accept such a loan? What happens if the coup leaders take the money when they leave office?
And now with eastern Ukraine declaring independence, isn't that bond an impossible financial burden on what's left of a failed nation?
So does he
“I wouldnt put anything past this administration.”
In the end, isn’t that the biggest part of this whole problem??
Given the Obama Administration’s prior history, it is entirely plausible that most of the claims being made are TRUE.
Of course, the US Mainstream Media won’t be pushing the Hunter Biden issue too hard. Not if they want to keep that cushy media job, that is.
This is just media hype and for consumption of the people...they know they all have irons in this fire...goes with territorial war.
So what if American mercenaries are operating in Ukraine? This is a business transaction, not a government policy issue.
Yes, back to surrogates wars. Viva le guerre, viv le mercenere!
Cold War II (burr)
And I thought the only folks who still regularly project their own guilt were our very own leftwing nut bars right here at home.
My guess is The A-Team. Or Ding Chavez and John Clark from Tom Clancy fame.
Personally I think Ted Cruz is a fool for going over there. Talk about walking into a situation where the administration can kill two birds with one stone.
Obama can eliminate one problem and blame it on another.
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