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    Russia Claims American Mercenaries Are in Eastern Ukraine

    This is a very disturbing development. I hope the US is not paying people like Blackwater to assist in eastern Ukraine. It is known that the very radical ultra right wing group Right Sector is influential very influential in Ukraine right now. If they start staging attacks inside Russia aimed at destabilizing the Russian government, this situation could get very ugly, very fast. I hope this is not true.

    Russia Claims American Mercenaries Are in Eastern Ukraine - NBC News

    Russia Claims American Mercenaries Are in Eastern Ukraine

    Russia claimed Tuesday that 150 specialists from an American private military group are in eastern Ukraine, the region where pro-Russia protesters are clashing with government forces.

    A woman who identified herself as an employee of the group, the security contracting company Greystone, declined comment. She also declined to provide her name.

    Greystone, on its website, identifies itself as a “provider of aviation and protective support services and training” formerly part of Xe Services, the security contracting company once known as Blackwater.

    A statement from the Russian Foreign Ministry said that the Americans were wearing the uniforms of Sokol, a Ukrainian police force, and were “of particular concern.”

    A State Department official referred questions to the company and said: “As for the United States, we do not have any U.S. military units in Ukraine.”

    Russia also said that militants from Right Sector, a hard-line Ukrainian nationalist organization, were trying to use force to stop protesters opposed to the new Ukrainian government in Kiev.

    Pro-Russian activists have holed up in Ukrainian government buildings this week in the country’s east and have called for a referendum on breaking from Ukraine, similar to a vote last month in which the Crimean peninsula voters to leave Ukraine and join Russia.

    Russia has said it has no designs on invading eastern Ukraine. The White House on Monday warned Russia against moving “overtly or covertly” into that region and said there was evidence that the pro-Russian demonstrators are being paid.

    Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that Russian agents are to blame for unrest this week in Ukraine, and he warned that Russia may be laying the groundwork for a military intervention, just as it did before seizing the Crimean peninsula.

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    Re: Russia Claims American Mercenaries Are in Eastern Ukraine

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    This is a very disturbing development. I hope the US is not paying people like Blackwater to assist in eastern Ukraine. It is known that the very radical ultra right wing group Right Sector is influential very influential in Ukraine right now. If they start staging attacks inside Russia aimed at destabilizing the Russian government, this situation could get very ugly, very fast. I hope this is not true.

    Russia Claims American Mercenaries Are in Eastern Ukraine - NBC News
    They aren't and this isn't true. It doesn't even make sense. What is possible is that the Ukrainian government has paid for contractors to help with training and infrastructure security. Scores of countries do it. It's the same thing that happened in Georgia where the Russians tried to say that security contractors were evidence of an insidious American mercenary advance guard. They even made similar claims a few weeks ago. It's nonsense.

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    Re: Russia Claims American Mercenaries Are in Eastern Ukraine

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    They aren't and this isn't true. It doesn't even make sense. What is possible is that the Ukrainian government has paid for contractors to help with training and infrastructure security. Scores of countries do it. It's the same thing that happened in Georgia where the Russians tried to say that security contractors were evidence of an insidious American mercenary advance guard. They even made similar claims a few weeks ago. It's nonsense.
    Do you realize that your statement completely contradicts itself. Contractors can be hired by gov'ts or Oligarchs. The garbled sounds emanating from the North end of Jose's South facing donkey make better sense. By the way, the donkey is done working when he stops farting.

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    Re: Russia Claims American Mercenaries Are in Eastern Ukraine

    Could this mean Obama is actually growing a set? No way.

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    Re: Russia Claims American Mercenaries Are in Eastern Ukraine

    Ironic. Russia practicing Alinsky tactics against our Alinksy-worshipping administration.

    Accuse your opponent of doing exactly what you're doing so they have to defend themselves while you skirt by unblemished.

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    Re: Russia Claims American Mercenaries Are in Eastern Ukraine

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    Do you realize that your statement completely contradicts itself. Contractors can be hired by gov'ts or Oligarchs. The garbled sounds emanating from the North end of Jose's South facing donkey make better sense. By the way, the donkey is done working when he stops farting.
    No, not really.

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    Re: Russia Claims American Mercenaries Are in Eastern Ukraine

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Could this mean Obama is actually growing a set? No way.
    Maybe he realizes he can't spend another 2 and a half years getting sand kicked in his face.

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    Re: Russia Claims American Mercenaries Are in Eastern Ukraine

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    They aren't and this isn't true.
    Are you privy to classified information on the Ukrainian-Russia conflict?

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    Re: Russia Claims American Mercenaries Are in Eastern Ukraine

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    Are you privy to classified information on the Ukrainian-Russia conflict?
    You need as much classified information to debunk this as the claim that Portuguese Marines are in Donetsk.

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    Re: Russia Claims American Mercenaries Are in Eastern Ukraine

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    You need as much classified information to debunk this as the claim that Portuguese Marines are in Donetsk.
    How do you know it's not true though? Just because you don't think it is?


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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