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Is Blackwater aka Greystone Limited in Ukraine?

I’m going to post a Russian article, which claims that ‘Blackwater’, now known as Greystone Limited, is currently operating in Ukraine.  Can anyone tell me if this is for real?

I’m not going to post this as even close to being real, as there is no corroborating evidence from any other source.   I am really asking a question, is this real?

Oh, incidentally, the article has one fact very wrong, the International Police Association is not controlled by the US government.

Please excuse the rough translation from Russian to English from my Chrome browser.

Bet on mercenaries

  • Author Oleg Timofeyev.
  • 28/03/2014 18:59 
Bet on mercenaries

Lost faith in the “right sector” and quarreled with his commanders, new Kiev authorities seem to rely on foreign mercenaries. In fact, these “soldiers of fortune” is already well established in the assault detachments maydanovtsev, attacking police and “Berkut”. One of them was arrested on 18 February in the storming of the Maidan. He proved member IPA (International Police Association), a non-profit organization controlled by the U.S. government. Through it, the United States and other NATO countries are recruited into their ranks of the military, police and other members of the security forces.

The fact that at the core of radical groups had a lot of foreign mercenaries, told party mass rallies in Kiev, who was detained in Bryansk. In particular, he noted that among the protesters were representatives from the U.S. and Germany. “People there are very angry now under alcohol or drugs. Do nothing. I was in the “right sector,” was considered a mercenary, that is, they thought I was a mercenary Russian sniper “- he explained channel” Russia-24 “. “There are mercenaries, but they come from the States, from Germany. Come to the same uniform. And always with these captains defense group discussing something, sign something. I can even tell you about the number. Americans come 60 people. Came the Germans, their numbers somewhere 30 – 50. Poles came the Turks, who have a lot of other countries “, – explained the detainee.

Incidentally, many experts who have studied the circumstances liquidation Muzychko known as Sasha Bily, inclined to conclude that because the staff could not operate regular special forces and professional fighters from the West . According to them, there is the handwriting of mercenaries from the U.S.. They regularly use such tactics. And probably cover their activities themselves Ukrainian troops. Experts in the field of special operations agree that fighters units “Falcon” only present in liquidation Bilogo Bellamy. That is actually insure those directly killed Muzychko.

But if earlier new Kiev authorities strongly disavowed that to achieve their goals using foreign mercenaries, but now they do not hide it. In Kiev believe that the security control of the country (SBU) in the eastern regions today are not able to suppress the protest mood and neutralize the leaders and activists of the pro-Russian movement. In particular, this opinion is shared, as reported by the “Voice of Russia”, Acting President of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov. Therefore decided to attract foreign mercenaries, who will serve as political police and state security protection.

It is noted that the initiative belongs to the oligarchs Igor Kolomoisky and Sergei Taruta, appointed governors Dnipropetrovsk and Donetsk regions. “Not so long ago, at a meeting with Turchinova discussed a plan of action to curb the protest movement in the eastern regions. Kolomoysky on this occasion said: “Why reinvent the wheel if there are real people who understood how and how much to pay,” – said the representative of the SBU.

And presumably, Kiev has decided to purchase this “bicycle”, as Juliani Borispol and charter flights began arriving strong young men in ordinary civilian clothes.And each of them was with a few bulk bags field, in which the U.S. Army typically carry sets of equipment. And all these people are employed by private military company «Greystone Limited» – daughter of the famous «Xe Services LLC» – Former «Blackwater USA». Just arrived already up to 300 people. According to informed sources of news, most of them flown in from the U.S., and had previously been in private contracts in Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries.
Company Blackwater («black water”), which is due to noisy scandals has twice changed its name and is now known as Academi, founded in 1997 by a former officer of the U.S. Navy SEALs (“seals”), Erik Prince. Today, this private army has tens of thousands of soldiers, equipped with armored vehicles, helicopters, drones, has several training centers in both the U.S. and in other countries. Orders it receives from all those who have money. But the biggest client of “Blackwater” is the U.S. government.

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5 thoughts on “Is Blackwater aka Greystone Limited in Ukraine?

    1. The Russians have pushed this concept in a few different ways, with different results.

      They tried to attach the mercenary label to the ‘anonymous’ Crimean self defense force, but that stayed mostly within Russian circles in discussions.

      Their previous attempt to sow disinformation and claim that Blackwater had people on the ground in Crimea fizzled out very quickly.

      I saw a few postings on Russian discussion boards that Blackwater was being used in Kyiv, but that also didn’t gain traction.

      I believe you’re right, they’re trying to see what sticks.

  1. it is not outside the realm of possibility. if being done, is likely seen as necessary to counter Spetznaz who are running around Ukraine. hope it isn’t true, but if it is, hope it doesn’t backfire. a lot of these guys don’t have loyalty except to the dollar. as to the capture of an IPA guy I did see that video actually: Berkut held him on the Maidan and he was bloodied and they were rummaging through his ID and showed it to the camera. Oleksandr Bondarchuk. I googled him and got probably just a patriot — who knows? at this point, irrelevant.

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