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EU spy chief rules out Russian military presence in Ukraine
Russia Today ^ | 04-16-2014 | Staff

Posted on 04/16/2014 11:15:12 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016

There is no large Russian military presence in East Ukraine, head of EU intelligence, Commodore Georgij Alafuzoff, has said. The spy chief has dismissed multiple accusations from the West alleging Russian involvement in the unrest in the region.

In an interview with Finnish national news broadcaster, Yle, Alafuzoff said the Russian military had nothing to do with the seizing of government buildings in eastern Ukraine.

“In my opinion, it’s mostly people who live in the region who are not satisfied with the current state of affairs,” said Alafuzoff, referring to the situation in East Ukraine. He went on to say that the people are worried for the welfare of those who speak Russian as their first language in the region.

(Excerpt) Read more at rt.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Russia
KEYWORDS: agitprop; antiwardotcom; eu; finland; georgijalafuzoff; ibtz; lewrockwell; liar; liars; notfromtheeu; putin; putinsbuttboys; russia; russiatoday; ukraine

1 posted on 04/16/2014 11:15:12 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016
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To: PaulCruz2016

Since we have actually witnessed Russian military and spies recorded on videos, either RT is lying or this guy is not telling the trtuh for some reason.


2 posted on 04/16/2014 11:57:06 PM PDT by WhiskeyX
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To: WhiskeyX

“Since we have actually witnessed Russian military and spies recorded on videos,”

So, all of those videos of U.S. involvement, and right sector shooters at Maidan must be true, as well, right?


3 posted on 04/17/2014 12:27:26 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: PaulCruz2016

4 posted on 04/17/2014 12:30:06 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: PaulCruz2016
Some info:

Commodore Georgij Alafuzoff. Director, Intelligence Directorate, European Union Military Staff[1]. Former chief of the Finnish military intelligence[2].

Before being selected for his current position (April 2013), he served as the Chief of Finland’s Military Intelligence (2007–2013). A graduate of Finland’s Military Academy, he has held top leadership roles in a variety of commands throughout his distinguished military and intelligence career both in Finland and in various EU and international assignments, including: Senior Staff Officer, Intelligence Division of the Finnish Defence Staff; as a Military Attaché; Chief, Joint Implementation Commission, KFOR, Kosovo; Liaison Office, US CENTCOM, Tampa, Florida; and Assistant Chief of Staff, J2, EUFOR RD Congo[3].

I wonder how many of us knew that the EU had a European Union Military Staff including an Intelligence Directorate?

5 posted on 04/17/2014 2:06:24 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: WhiskeyX

Diplomatic talk from a guy probably born in the RSSR.Really the Uks haven’t come across with proof positive,overhead pix, captives, basic stuff. Plus the Uks head of the interior leaves something to be desired.


6 posted on 04/17/2014 3:31:30 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

It is simply classic Soviet/KGB tradecraft to surreptitiously create “civil unrest” as a prologue to sending in the tanks.

If you knew nothing more than how the Russians created a kabuki context for military interventions in Prague, Lithuania, Bulgaria, etc. last century, you’d conclude the same thing is going on in Ukraine this century.

In fact, I could make the argument that it was really the KBG (using a variant on the same theme) that seduced the Ohio Guard into moving on Kent State long ago — and at least have something better than a mere “conspiracy theory” argument.

If you’ll pardon the expression, this is how they “roll.” First civil unrest, then the tanks.


7 posted on 04/17/2014 4:32:09 AM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: WhiskeyX

Since we have actually witnessed Russian military and spies recorded on videos, either RT is lying or this guy is not telling the trtuh for some reason.


This is a Sgt. Schulz routine. If you don’t look you don’t see anything. Germany and the EU is selling Ukraine down the river. They don’t want to admit Russians are assaulting and murdering Ukrainians inside Ukraine because that is an escalation requiring a response. The German/EU plan is to do nothing while Russia swallows chunks of Ukraine.


8 posted on 04/17/2014 4:43:12 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: PaulCruz2016

Are you Paid Putin troll .

Russia Today is Owned and Operated by Putin!
Its this Dictator Proppsganda TV Network !
WHO ARE TRYING TO LIE AND FOLL HERE .?...


9 posted on 04/17/2014 5:08:20 AM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: tcrlaf

Vile Putin Paid troll .!

What lies are you Putin KGB cheerleaders posting here today?..

How much do you get paid to post the murderous Putin lies here ?....


10 posted on 04/17/2014 5:12:21 AM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Just joined and posting Propaganda for KGB America hater Putin TV Network?.


11 posted on 04/17/2014 5:14:51 AM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: WhiskeyX

“Since we have actually witnessed”

What’s with the “we” bit? You’ve got a mouse in your pocket?

I haven’t witnessed anything...


12 posted on 04/17/2014 5:43:53 AM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: lodi90

The main reason that the EU hasn’t done anything substantial is that the EU is on the hook to the tune of hundreds of billions of euro (through the IMF and the EU Bank) should Ukraine survive this.


13 posted on 04/17/2014 8:11:20 AM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

“EU intelligence” - a contradiction in terms.


14 posted on 04/17/2014 8:32:24 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Thunder90

Christopher Story is a very interesting chap if you look him up on YouTube. He despises the EU.

http://m.youtube.com/?reload=7&rdm=124qzd1f1#/watch?v=d6kOn7hgxoo


15 posted on 04/17/2014 9:41:39 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: PaulCruz2016
Back in 2002:
Georgij Alafuzoff sees no reason to fear the Russian military

 A Finnish officer of Russian ancestry with an inside view of Russia's army
By Unto Hämäläinen The marble plaque at the Academy bears the names of nine students of the class of 1999: seven Russians, one student from Belarus, and one Finn. The names are of those students who have received nothing but excellent marks. The Academy is Russia's top-rated military school. Students there are set to be future generals and admirals.
    In his calm voice, Commodore Georgij Alafuzoff describes his successes in the Moscow Academy of the General Staff of Russia's armed forces.
    He is the Finn on the marble plaque.
    Alafuzoff studied at the academy in the years 1997 - 1999, and he probably has more direct knowledge of the Russian armed forces than any other Finn. The opportunity to study there was arranged through efforts of the Finnish Defence Forces, and took place after a lengthy pause: the previous occasion when a Finnish military officer had studied in Moscow was in the mid-1980s.
The name Alafuzoff is not typically Finnish, and a look at his roots is in order. His father's family is from the old Russia - St. Petersburg - and his mother is a pure-bred Finn.
    In the 1950s the family maintained old Russian traditions, and this is how the three-year-old Georgij started in preschool at Helsinki's Finnish-Russian school. At the age of 17 he matriculated from that same school and went to the University of Helsinki to study the Russian language and theoretical philosophy.

16 posted on 04/17/2014 9:56:19 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Fitzy_888

EU - exceptionally useless

see - I speak Europeanese! So does my cat!


17 posted on 04/17/2014 10:19:04 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: ncalburt

Come on now. He’s been a member since 2005. We should be able to disagree without playing the troll card.


18 posted on 04/17/2014 10:40:15 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: babygene
Hmmmm, a couple of posts a year until a Putin thread showed up last month, and then -- bam! In our face like a can of Mace.

Sooooo ..... how's life in the RSFSR these days, Igor?

19 posted on 04/17/2014 11:37:16 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus

” Hmmmm, a couple of posts a year until a Putin thread showed up last month, and then — bam! In our face like a can of Mace.”

Almost 10,000 posts in the last 16 years on FR. That works out to just over 600 a year...


20 posted on 04/17/2014 11:58:26 AM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: PaulCruz2016
Whatever it takes


21 posted on 04/17/2014 12:04:16 PM PDT by McGruff
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Commodore Georgij Alafuzoff isn’t the head of EU intelligence, but I’m sure everyone knows that, just looking at the source, which is the Neo-Soviet propaganda broadcasters at Russia Today.


22 posted on 04/17/2014 1:48:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: PaulCruz2016

head of EU intelligence, Commodore Georgij Alafuzoff

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This is obviously an alias. He real name his Sgt. Shultz who always sees Nothing.


23 posted on 04/17/2014 1:53:29 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: WhiskeyX

The key word is “large.”


24 posted on 04/17/2014 6:53:21 PM PDT by Monmouth78
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To: PaulCruz2016

Russia Today is a propaganda outlet of the Kremlin, totally under their control and direction. It’s shameful and stupid to even cite it for anything.


25 posted on 04/17/2014 10:11:09 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: Vendome

Lol.


26 posted on 04/18/2014 11:34:15 AM PDT by Yehuda (Search youtube and listen to "Islams Not For Me".)
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To: WhiskeyX

Why would the EU lie?

And why would this Finnish broadcsater put this out if they knew it to be false?


27 posted on 04/24/2014 10:48:18 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: PaleoBob

So a high-ranking representative from the EU is knowingly lying?

So this national Finnish broadcasting station is knowingly putting out lies?


28 posted on 04/24/2014 10:50:29 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: ncalburt

This isn’t about PaulCruz2016.

Is the high-ranking EU representative knowingly lying?

Is this national Finnish broadcaster knowingly lying?


29 posted on 04/24/2014 10:51:44 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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