Provocation and Sabotage Staged by Russian Secret Services

GRU!

Euromaidan PR

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The Security Service of Ukraine has evidence of involvement by Russian intelligence in organizing provocations in Ukraine, said SSU head Valentyn Nalyvaychenko.

“In an open briefing, we will present evidence, including detained employees of the Intelligence Service  of Ministry of Defense of Russia, who are directly involved in organizing sabotage on our native land,” said Nalyvaychenko.

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Game of Drones!

Are drones are surgical strike against terrorist, or do they produce disproportionate collateral damage? Here are some articles on both sides of the debate.

Amnesty International. “Game of Drones.” http://amnestygameofdrones.tumblr.com/

Fisher, Max. “The Best Case for Drones I’ve Heard Yet.” Washington Post. December 30, 2013. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/12/30/the-best-case-for-drones-ive-ever-heard/

Friedersdorf, Conor. “Calling U.S. Drone Strikes ‘Surgical’ Is Orwellian Propaganda.” The Atlantic. September 27, 2012. http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/09/calling-us-drone-strikes-surgical-is-orwellian-propaganda/262920/

Versus Debate. “Versus Debates: America’s Drone Campaign Is Both Moral and Effective.” Youtube. March 2, 2013. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWMxFsFeAoc

Zenko, Micah. “10 Things You Didn’t Know About Drones.” Foreign Policy. February 27, 2012. http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/02/27/10_things_you_didnt_know_about_drones

Russian Private Security Companies Supply Mid-Level Commanders for “Crimean Self-Defense”

Blackwater much?

Voices of Ukraine

By Information Resistance
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine
Source: https://www.facebook.com/dmitry.tymchuk/posts/467618010033526

According to the reports received by Information Resistance, a large portion of the organizers responsible for the blockades of Ukrainian military units by Aksyonov-controlled gangs (so-called “Crimean Self-Defense”) are employed by Russian companies, in essence, similar to private military companies that exist in Western countries (operating as private security companies).

Over the last two days alone, we registered the arrival of approximately 130 such employees to Crimea.

These are mainly companies registered in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Their employees are usually reserve officers of Russian law enforcement authorities, armed forces and state security services. Most of them have service experience in “hot zones” and participated in special operations.

Their mission in Crimea is to organize provocations, command the local small criminals (the core of the so-called “Self-Defense”), and closely work with Russian Cossacks.

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Moscow does not understand why Europe has a grudge against it

Communication between the EU, Russia, and Ukraine is key to solving the current crisis peacefully.

Euromaidan PR

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According to the Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation, Moscow is surprised that the situation in Crimea caused such reaction on the part of the European Union during the extraordinary meeting of the European Council.

“It’s hard to get rid of the impression that a conjunctural approach prevailed over common sense, which dictates the need to listen at least principle of strategic partnership between the EU and Russia”, the ministry announced in a statement. Russia scolds the EU, declaring that in “this delicate moment” of finding a solution to resolve the crisis in Ukraine, the EU “took a very unconstructive position by refusing to cooperate with Russia.”

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INVASION OF CRIMEA – March 10, 2014 – Summary

Pressure is mounting on holding out until the 16th: “I can’t just say how bad it is because I can’t estimate how much worse it could be.”

Voices of Ukraine

Dmitry Tymchuk, Information Resistance
10.03.2014

1926682_463321080463219_1261664550_nBrothers and sisters!

I would like to break from tradition in the March 10, 2014 summary – I can’t just say how bad it is because I can’t estimate how much worse it could be.

So, here is a little information on the future of Ukrainian troops in Crimea on the basis of our dialogue today at the Defense Ministry.

The position of the military leadership regarding our troops in Crimea is that they must survive at all costs prior to the referendum in Crimea, scheduled for March 16, 2014 by the current illegitimate authorities of the ARC [Autonomous Republic of Crimea]. This position is based on considerations that Russian troops will not resort to armed confrontation before the referendum. Otherwise, their behavior loses any credibility.

At the same time, any attempt by our troops to resist taking advantage of weapons, or any attempt by…

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