Russia Accuses US Mercenaries Of Inciting Civil War In Ukraine

Tyler Durden's picture

In response to claims by the Ukraine government (and the west) that Russia provoking trouble in Eastern Europe - with The White House's Jary Carney even suggesting that pro-Russia demonstrators were paid - Russia's foreign ministry has responded. Posting via their Facebook page, Russia urged Ukraine to halt any interior military preparations which could instigate a civil war. But the kicker, for which we anxiously await a rebuttal, is Russia's comment that they "are particularly concerned that the operation involves some 150 American mercenaries."


The US administration perspective... (via WaPo)

In Washington, the Obama administration expressed deep skepticism that the scattered uprisings and building takeovers in cities such as Donetsk and Kharkiv have been spontaneous. "There is strong evidence suggesting some of these demonstrators were paid," said Jay Carney, the White House spokesman.


"If Russia moves into eastern Ukraine, either overtly or covertly, this would be a very serious escalation," Carney said.

The Ukrainian perspective...

The Ukrainian government dispatched its highest-level police and security officials to the region Monday in an effort to put down the separatist agitation.


Kiev is confronting an attempt to "destabilize the situation," Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said at an emergency cabinet meeting Monday. "The plan is for foreign troops to cross the border and seize the country's territory, which we will not allow."

And the Russian perspective, as ITAR-TASS reports,

The Russian Foreign Ministry urged Ukraine to halt any interior military preparations, which could instigate a civil war in the country, the ministry was quoted as saying on its account.


“According to our information, units of the Interior troops and Ukraine’s national guards as well as militants from the illegal armed formation ‘The Right Sector’ are being amassed in the southeastern parts of Ukraine and in the city of Donetsk,” the ministry said.


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 ministry said.

It seems the tit-for-tat sanctions have escalated to tit-for-tat explanations of who is escalating. However, whet is clear is the Russian warning which seems to implicitly be 'don't start this or we will finish it'. All along Putin has claimed this is to protect his countrymen in a foreign nation...


Here is some color on Greystone:

Greystone began providing services in 2004 as an affiliate of what is now Xe Services. In 2010, Greystone was acquired by current management. Greystone now operates as a standalone, management owned provider of aviation and protective support services and training.


Greystone has provided services in over ten countries worldwide. Greystone has offices in Bermuda, Chesapeake, Virginia and the United Arab Emirates. Mailing addresses are listed to the right.


Greystone provides highly trained, sophisticated and culturally knowledgeable personnel to support your operations. We quickly create turn-key solutions that are tailored to meet each customer's unique requirements and circumstances. We call in the best people to create the best solutions to support our customer's mission and ensure their success.


Our personnel are our most important asset. Greystone's worldwide network permits the company to select the right people. We draw from the premier law enforcement agencies, militaries and corporate entities throughout the world. Greystone carefully screens and evaluates all candidates to ensure only the highest caliber individuals are selected. Our on-site management team ensures that our personnel employ best practices while executing projects efficiently and effectively.

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Timmay's picture

America, that shining beacon on the hill.... is now that spreading cancer on the hill. 


IMF is now the global IRS. Bow down bitches!

Keyser's picture

Finally, someone calling the US on it's bullshit... 


Looney's picture

Teleprompted announcement:

"Newkelar rain's comin'! Shelter in place! Grab the csissors to protect yourselves!!"

Out... Looney   ;-)

Manthong's picture

“offices in Bermuda, Chesapeake, Virginia and the United Arab Emirates”

Heh heh..   convenient access to corporate facilities for company personnel and customers is important and the security threat in the 500 miles surrounding Bermuda is substantial

HelluvaEngineer's picture
"US Mercenaries are Inciting Civil War" - Fucking DUH
Looney's picture

I cunt wait for a... some kinda floss-flag ™ event.

Oh, and please, don’t call it a Black Swan, ‘cause it’s raciss. I think? ;-)


TaggartGalt's picture

Their web site advertises their ability to provide "personnel from the best militaries throughout the world" for worldwide deployment. Tasks can be from very small scale up major operations to "facilitate large scale stability operations requiring large numbers of people to assist in securing a region"

markmotive's picture

Ukraine is very important to Russia. Best not to F_ck with the bear.

Understanding the Russian mindset: "Geography determines destiny"
BlindMonkey's picture

I have said once it started that the way Russia is playing the Ukraine event is what a REAL red line looks like. This shit ain't drawn in crayon.  It is undyed and the red will be provided in blood if need be. 

SamAdams's picture

Greystone logo is a pyramid, the symbol of evil and corruption.  Trademark of the money creators and their mammonites.

john39's picture

Evil is not an abstraction.

SamAdams's picture

Correct, evil is not a symbol, art, drawing, picture, scene, play, etc. 

However, symbols are powerful visual cues to those in the club.  Just like the cross of the Sun of God, Jesus, is a powerful symbol.  Get it?

Freddie's picture

One of those Illuminati deals?

TheReplacement's picture

Wanna bet on how many (or few) will grasp the import of that quote?

john39's picture

pretty sure that the Russians, Chinese and others around the world are getting it these days...  most of the world in fact, but sadly, most americans still think america is about freedom, justice and whatever other lies the slave owners are peddling these days.

Drifter's picture

Wana bet how few Americans even know what Ukraine is?

That's why TPTB continue doing what they do with no measurable resistance.

Joenobody12's picture


About 16% of Americans know where Ukraine is. Others are off by a mile, I mena 10K miles. Some think it is in the US, others think Cannda, or in the middle of the Indian ocean. The survey found that the less accurate the location the respondent believe, the more they want US military inervention. 


icanhasbailout's picture

they just so happen to have come across a used Boeing 777, now that you mention it

DeadFred's picture

The might get away with it as long as they remember the Russians are listening in on the encrypted calls and teir progress reports might up up on YouTube.

icanhasbailout's picture

By the power of Greystone! I have the power!

caconhma's picture

The Obama administration has blinked following to Putin's nuclear threat. Our community organizer and his puppeteers are full of shit. Their Ukraine miscalculation was colossal.

It is everybody guess as how far Russia will push all over the world both militarily and economically. In a mean time, China is watching and makes it own conclusions.

Like I said earlier, the Crimea invasion was an equivalent to Germans moving into Poland back in 1939.

Drifter's picture

No need for any nuclear threat, Russia/China can do plenty of financial damage to America, and we've made it easy for them with our $17 trillion national debt, making America the glass house that shouldn't be throwing rocks at anyone.

Oldrepublic's picture

Whole Eastern World Rebelling Against the Dollar-Jim Willie
DogOfSinope's picture

NSA troll?
Russia didn't threat anyone in last 25 years.
This is not about Russia's threat, but about USA threat - both covet and blatant rampage throughout the world resulting in millions dead civilians: Granada, Bosnia, Kosovo (occupying teritory of an sovereign nation and UN member and declaring it independent), Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Tunisia, Egypt, Syria...Spying, meddling, destabilizing, arbitrary sanctioning, bombing, illegal renditions (hijacking people), drone murders, jailing without bringing charges, inserting private death squads (i.e. Greystone, Blackwater...), surpressing freedom of media, using intelligence structures for industrial/economic spying... All this without any democratic oversight.
Even Roman Empire under Ceasar behaved in more ethical way.
Now, Russia said "enough". And, it's not too soon. For the sake of both USA and the rest of the world.

eurogold's picture

+ 1000  ! To DogOfSinope

drumpoint's picture

It's Putin stupid!  Bear hunting season!

Joenobody12's picture

Mr. Caconhma, I bet you dont know where Ukraine is.

mkkby's picture

Just turn right at Sarah Palin's house.

Volkodav's picture

You know shit...Germans finally moved cos Poles were murdering ethnic Germans

DogOfSinope's picture

Yeah. And, Poles organised referendum where they overwhelmingly voted in favor that they are in fact Germans and hence want to be occupied by Germany. And, they wanted to be first to be occupied. Hence term "Pole possition".

/*sarc off

Sandmann's picture

and did it again after 1945

Freddie's picture

Yes - go back and see that when the Federal Reserve aka European bankster familes bank was "voted on" in the dead of night.  The IRS was launched about the same time to take the money for the bankster families.

knukles's picture

Oh yeah, right at the start of this whole cluster fuck, there was a news piece about ta dah!  150 YankieDog mercenaries arriving on a Jumbo jet somewhere in "The" Ukraine.
Or something damnably close thereto.
Makes sense.
Particularly given all the fine successes our Diplomacy has Turned of Late.


PS  And talkin' about Diplomacy, this just in on RanSquwak:

Senate passes bill barring US entry for Iran envoy to the UN

Berspankme's picture

Like a tragic comedy and that little punk ass ball licker Carney needs an ass whupping. This whole admin is an assclown show

Looney's picture

I don’t want to put any words in your mouth, BenSpankMe, butt… “this whole admin” prolly means “all administrations, for the last 20-somepin’ years, including the teleprompted one”… ;-)

Tragically comedic, indeed…


Berspankme's picture

I forgot the "s" in admin

Looney's picture

And I effed-up the "Ber" part. Sorry, Dude. Be well and happy! ;-)


Real Estate Geek's picture

knuk, I for one am glad to hear that the USSA is barring entry of UN diplomats.  Perhaps these tantrums will cause the UN to decamp for, say, Brussels. 

Leaping Lizard's picture

Perhaps the UN will move to Bermuda.  Can hire their security from Greystone>Xe>Blackwater

McMolotov's picture

"Bow down to her if you want, bow to her. Bow to the Queen of Slime, the Queen of Filth, the Queen of Putrescence. Boo! Boo! Rubbish! Filth! Slime! Muck! Boo! Boo! Boo!"

Hobo Sapien's picture

Follow the Leader

Jarringly high volume recommended.


edit: WOW! my first down arrows here. Notable.

Spumoni's picture

They'll most likely kill us in the morning...

post turtle saver's picture

well, for my part I'm particularly concerned that Vladimir Putin is a closet cross-dressing homosexual... but then I don't have any proof... kinda like Russia has no proof of any "mercenary" involvement backed by the US... see how this game is played?

yogibear's picture

Barry and Reggie get it on occasionally.

fxrxexexdxoxmx's picture

The number of down votes to your posts proves my beloved ZH has become a sounding board for Putin. Obama sucks cock and so does Putin.

TungstenBars's picture

Putin is no saint, but as long as he fight american imperialism, destruction, and tyranny I support him. 

Drifter's picture

"The enemy of my enemy is my friend."