8 April 2014, 15:25

US meddling with Ukraine’s internal affairs by dispatching mercenaries to southeastern regions - expert

US meddling with Ukraine’s internal affairs by dispatching mercenaries to southeastern regions - expert

The deployment of mercenaries by the US-based private company Greystone to southern regions in Ukraine is a continuation of Washington’s interference in Ukraine’s internal affairs, Igor Korotchenko, editor-in-chief of the Russian National Defense magazine believes. The dispatch of Greystone soldiers to Ukraine may be financed by Ukrainian oligarchs and organized in coordination with the US State Department, Korotchenko explains.

Thus, we are talking about the continuation of the US policy of military intervention in Ukraine and a preparatory stage for a massacre in southeastern Ukraine’s, the expert said.

Considering that Ukraine’s security services have shown their obvious incompetence, foreign mercenaries are supposed to suppress the protests in the southeastern part of the country.

According to the RIA Novosti, Greystone is one of the biggest private security companies in the West and is closely associated with US intelligence agencies. The agency is used in situations when the deployment of US security forces is inappropriate. Mercenaries working for Greystone are notable for their cruelty in combat missions, so they won’t have any problems mopping-up southeastern Ukraine, Korotchenko said.

Greystone is a private security company registered in Barbados, according to open sources. It boasts "protective security and training solutions to customers in challenging environments.

The Russian Foreign Ministry earlier voiced concerns over the buildup of Ukrainian forces in the southeastern part of the country involving some 150 American mercenaries from Greystone, dressed in uniforms of the Ukrainian special task police unit Sokol. Moscow called this move a violation of Ukrainian law.

Ukraine's recruiting foreigners to restore order may be attempt to suppress civil protest - Moscow

Media reports claiming that the Ukrainian leadership wants to recruit personnel from private foreign military companies "in order to maintain law and order" may suggest that the Kiev regime wants to suppress civil protest and discontent, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. "Anyway, one can state that in the absence of support from the Ukrainian population, the Maidan government has only one option if it wants to remain in power - to mobilize any support possible from foreign sponsors, including foreign mercenaries," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a commentary.

"Among the candidates for the role of gendarme is the company Greystone Limited, registered in Barbados, which is integrated with the Academi corporation," it said.

"It is an analogue, or, probably, an affiliate body of the Blackwater private army, whose soldiers have been accused of committing rigorous and regular human rights abuses in troubled regions," the ministry said.

"It looks as though this practice, if it really is implemented, goes against the Ukrainian laws that ban foreign citizens from working with private security companies," it said.

"Such initiatives demonstrate that those who have conquered their place in power in Kiev cannot guarantee minimal order or even their own security," the Foreign Ministry said.

"The question arises, what the price of this plan is and where the money will come from. To what extent will the burden of spending on highly-paid foreign specialists be shifted to ordinary Ukrainians who, in connection with the painful tax increase, including taxes on gas as the precondition for securing loans from the International Monetary Fund, will have to tighten their belts even stronger?" it said.

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