Skip to comments.Moscow warns Kiev against using military, mercenaries in southeastern Ukraine
Posted on 04/09/2014 4:16:04 PM PDT by tcrlaf
The Russian Foreign Ministry has voiced concerns over the buildup of Ukrainian forces and US mercenaries in the southeastern part of the country, calling on Kiev to immediately cease military preparations which could lead to a civil war.
As parts of Ukraine push for greater autonomy with Donetsk and Kharkov declaring independence on Monday the self-imposed government in Kiev is reportedly dispatching additional forces in turbulent regions to avoid potential disobedience by local law enforcements.
We are particularly concerned that the operation involves some 150 American mercenaries from a private company Greystone Ltd., dressed in the uniform of the [Ukrainian] special task police unit Sokol, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Organizers and participants of such incitement are assuming a huge responsibility for threatening upon the rights, freedoms and lives of Ukrainian citizens as well as the stability of Ukraine.
Ukraine's acting interior minister, Arsen Avakov, confirmed that additional police special forces units have arrived in southern and eastern parts of Ukraine from other regions.
These special forces are ready to solve operational problems without the regard to local peculiarities, Ukraine's Interior Ministry quoted Avakov as saying.
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This is big news, folks.
It's too bad we no longer have a "News Media" in the US. Can you just IMAGINE how this would be reported under George Bush?
They can name the next one Whitefire.
Not sure what color they can use for the final elemental, air.
Oh, common, it’s just RT - cut them some slack: they are really trying. The sad part is how many feebleminded people believe these fairy tales from Mordor...
“This is big news, folks.”
If true it means that unless Russian regulars really are salted away in these buildings, the mercenaries will sweep out the ad hoc defenders with ease. I expect things to get very bloody, as one faction seems to revel in the prospect, and it only takes one.
1) Moscow probably is lying.
2) Ukraine has the right to hire as many mercenaries it wants to fight its battles on its soil against Russian backed thugs.
“Ukraine has the right to hire as many mercenaries it wants to fight its battles on its soil against Russian backed thugs.”
Because their own troops can’t be counted on in a fight.
That says a lot about current conditions in Ukraine, doesn’t it?
If Kerry’s involved, they could call it HotAir.
“Because their own troops cant be counted on in a fight.
That says a lot about current conditions in Ukraine, doesnt it?”
For someone who just got through saying you didn’t insult Ukrainians, you sure do work hard at finding excuses to demean and insult Ukrainians. Case in point here, you fail to see the many reasons why the Ukraine and other nations would want a security firm to serve as consultants for their own armed forces and police forces?
“If true it means that unless Russian regulars really are salted away in these buildings, the mercenaries will sweep out the ad hoc defenders with ease. I expect things to get very bloody, as one faction seems to revel in the prospect, and it only takes one.”
Reminds me of a book I read awhile back, “”Devils Guard”, about a battalion of former Nazi SS troops who fought for the Legion in Indo-China. True story, btw, in case you have wondered whatever happened to all those Nazi SS veterans, many died in Indo-China.....
LA Times, March 2,1994, At Russian Urging, Serbs Agree to Let Airport Open : Bosnia: Relief flights will be allowed into Tuzla. Rebel leader makes announcement during Moscow visit.
At Russia's urging, Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic capitulated in a major standoff with the West by agreeing Tuesday to allow U.N. forces to reopen an airport in northern Bosnia-Herzegovina for humanitarian relief flights.
The Bosnian Serb leader flew to Moscow on Monday, only hours after North Atlantic Treaty Organization forces shot down four planes that Karadzic loyalists had used to fly combat missions in violation of a U.N. "no-fly" order imposed over Bosnia.
NATO's first-ever use of force may have changed the course of the Bosnian conflict by showing combatants there that the West is committed to resolving the war that has racked the former Yugoslav republic for 23 months.
Instead of getting an endorsement of the hard-line control that Serbian rebels have maintained over the airport, Karadzic emerged from talks with Russian Foreign Minister Andrei V. Kozyrev to announce that a U.N.-operated humanitarian airlift to the mostly Muslim Tuzla region will begin soon.
“Because their own troops cant be counted on in a fight.”
After what might turn out to be a decade or more of KGB style infiltration, no, maybe not.
“That says a lot about current conditions in Ukraine, doesnt it?”
No, it says a lot about the Russians are doing to Ukraine.
NATO Expands Force in Kosovo; Russians Hold Airport
The NY Times, June 14, 1999, PRISTINA, Yugoslavia -- Russian soldiers occupying Pristina's airport blocked the entry of British troops Sunday in an embarrassing impasse for NATO's nascent peacekeeping effort in Kosovo.
The Russians number only about 200, under the command of Col. Gen. Victor Zavarzin, who was promoted to that rank only Saturday. They had hastily painted a "K" on their armored vehicles over the first letter of the acronym for the U.N. Bosnian peacekeeping mission, SFOR, to match the mission here.
Asked why he didn't just push through with his superior force, Capt. Martin Gorwin replied: "I'm not going to bully my way through. I'm not going to escalate the situation."
The Russian presence, represented by an armored personnel carrier parked sideways across the road, created a strange situation. Yugoslav soldiers were inside the airport perimeter and were helping to man the roadblock, and loitering around the nearby village, studiously ignoring the British troops.
I was aware of the fact, but not of the book. Thanks for that tip. I’ll read it.
You think there's a "News Media" in Russia?
You think there's a "News Media" in Russia?
I don’t think there’s any “maybe” about it. The Russians clearly intend to imply that the US government itself has put these forces into Ukraine; even a strong US president, even Reagan himself, would not have done so.
The young LT, James Blount, that ignored Clark’s order to fire on the Russians is now an English pop star.
This song was a hit in the US, too.