Skip to comments.Kremlin-linked contractors help guard Venezuela's Maduro
Posted on 01/25/2019 11:25:47 AM PST by gandalftb
Private military contractors who do secret missions for Russia flew into Venezuela in the past few days to beef up security for President Nicolas Maduro.
Russia, which has backed Maduros socialist government to the tune of billions of dollars, this week promised to stand by him after opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself president with Washingtons endorsement.
Yevgeny Shabayev, leader of a local chapter of a paramilitary group of Cossacks with ties to Russian military contractors, said he had heard the number of Russian contractors in Venezuela may be about 400.
Shabayev said the contingent flew to Venezuela at the start of this week, a day or two before opposition protests started.
The contractors task in Venezuela was to protect Maduro from any attempt by opposition sympathizers in his own security forces to detain him, Shabayev said.
Our people are there directly for his protection, he said.
One of the two anonymous Russian sources, who is close to the Wagner group and fought in foreign conflicts where it was active, said the contractors first arrived in advance of the May 2018 presidential election, but another group arrived recently.
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The Russians have a lot at stake as Maduro pledged the use of an offshore island to Russia as a naval and air base.
Recent report of heavy arms fire in the streets.
Brothers and sisters of the Freep, PLEASE PRAY for President Donald J. Trump.
I fear that a Tiananmen-style massacre is going to happen if Maduro stays in power. Thousands of Venezuelan lives are now at stake.
I will be extremely happy to see Maduro and his commie buddies have their “Ceacescu Protocol” moment.
It’s always great to see socialists/communists get the treatment they deserve...
Not too long ago, there was a report that Maduro was letting Russia bring in middles.
Those contractors may end up like the Swiss Guard of Louis XVI.
I would hope they have an evacuation plan in the event things go south...
Nice investment there putin...
[ Private military contractors who do secret missions for Russia flew into Venezuela in the past few days to beef up security for President Nicolas Maduro. ]
Oh yeah, I like where this is going.......
What could possibly go wrong?
Contractor’s have been brought and can be brought, not a perfect protection setup.
Mercenaries often won't fight to the last. KGB might.
It’s a private company. But. There are too many Western and Russian pols and military who are still looking through cold war tinted glasses.
It is time to ditch NATO and realign our alliances.
I could see that happening with a Marxist president in the US. Already Muellers FBI is hiring muslims whose mosques are known to be foreign government sponsored.... which of course is illegal since there is a reason we repressed the Anglicans in 1777 and told them to erase the prayer to the King.... but in America those praying to the Khalif or sponsored by foreign state islamic religions get to run for congress.
Russia is still fighting WWII. What Cold War?
Thanks to the globalists
Maybe it’s the same green guys that had the unfortunate meeting with US troops in Syria. Oh wait...can’t be the same guys.
“Russia is still fighting WWII”
One of the Presidents will probably have to end up in jail or dead.
I hope this was well planned ahead of time, because Communists are not shy about shooting people.
They did? That offshore island wouldn’t be Margarita Island, would it?
That’s the main starting hub of drugs from the western hemisphere into West Africa and then to Europe.
Or is it La Orchida? They were looking at La Orchida last year.
It has a 10k foot runway. Lots of upgrades in 2009.
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