` Russia Looking at Cache of US Weaponry in Ukraine as they Expected Russian Manufactured Weapons ‘

#AceNewsServices – MOSCOW – April 23 – Russia insists on investigation of reports on involvement of the U.S. private military organization Greystone in the current events in Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday in an interview with the Russia Today television channel.

He said the military observers dispatched to Ukraine by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) had admitted the absence of any evidence of the presence of Russian military observers in eastern Ukraine.

They noted only a possibility of the presence there of some kind of military advisers but he said they should continue watching the situation to understand the situation better.

“The only fact the Americans made references to was that the fighters (in eastern Ukraine – Itar-Tass) was the people there were using the weapons of Russian manufacture but everyone in Ukraine uses Russian weaponry, for instance the Kalashnikov assault rifle or the Makarov handgun,” Lavrov said.

“This means a proof of this sort can scarcely be called sufficient.”

He also said reports had come several days ago on discovery of a cache with U.S. weaponry in Ukraine, adding: “

This should necessarily be investigated.”

Tass – VoR – Ria Novorsti

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` White House Refutes Rumours of American Mercenaries Fighting in the Ukrainian Territory ‘

#AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES – April 13 – (Pravda) – The White House continues to strongly refute the rumours of American mercenaries fighting on the Ukrainian territory. This time, it goes about south-eastern regions of the troubled country.

The Russian Foreign Ministry was informed that the local police, who do not always agree with the position of the Kiev authorities, received a special form of humanitarian aid from the United States. Moscow suspects that the protest actions in Kharkiv, Donetsk and other cities of South-Eastern Ukraine are being suppressed with the use of the fighters of American company Greystone.

This privately-owned military company is known for its tough actions. In Iraq, company employees were involved in murders of civilians and weapon smuggling. Protests, demonstrations, hunger strikes – they fulfill any order for substantial amounts of money. Greystone was supposedly hired by Ukrainian oligarch Igor Kolomoisky.

Representatives of the mercenaries deny this information, but can they say anything else?

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` ` Greystone Security Services and Mercenary Activities Provided Through-Out the World ‘

#AceNewsServices – April 11 – According to Ukrainian Security Service, mercenaries will be engaged in political search and protection of state security over inability of Ukrainian law enforcement agencies to curb on leaders and activists of pro-Russian movement independently.

This initiative was put forward by oligarchs Ihor Kolomoyskyi, a co-owner of Ukraine’s PrivatBank, and Serhiy Taruta, head of the industrial union of Donbass, a coal basin in eastern Ukraine, as these business tycoons were appointed as governors in central Ukraine’s Dnepropetrovsk region and eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region, respectively.

A source in Ukrainian Security Service which participated in recent special meeting chaired by parliament-appointed interim President Oleksandr Turchynov reported about this fact.

“Turchynov believes that law enforcement agencies in eastern regions cannot settle the issue of pro-Russian movement themselves, so they decided to attract foreign mercenaries,” the security official said. “In debates over action plan Kolomoyskyi proposed “not to re-invent a bicycle”, because there are real people who have a clear idea how much and how to pay,” he said.

Greystone security service is registered on Caribbean islands Barbados. The company recruits people from different countries through its subsidiary Satelles Solutions Inc. The company promises to its clients to provide “best military from the whole world” to fulfil tasks in any part of the world up to large-scale operations.

Private military company Greystone Limited was established 47 years ago and has British roots, as veterans of British commandoes SAS registered a basic organization of mercenaries in 1967. The company was called WatchGuard International and drew attention to itself after an abortive first large-scale operation — an attempt on the life of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 1971.

Then the organization has undertaken the second operation already with retired US Commandos Navy SEALs during the US war in Iraq in 2003-2011, when major corporations used actively Greystone services.

Now Greystone Limited is one of branches of a big mercenary empire in the United States which changes its names constantly, as this was Blackwater until 2009, then Xe Services and Academi and now US Training Centre.

Murders, shootings of demonstrations, arms smuggling entailed ill fame through all flashpoints in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Now Ukraine is next in line.

But today there is no exact information about the volume of the market of private military services, as it is estimated only approximately at $200 billion annually. US high-ranking officials have always occupied key posts in the empire of soldiers of fortune — from the US State Department Bureau of Counter-terrorism, the Central Intelligence Agency’s Counter-terrorism Centre and US intelligence services.

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` Moscow’s Concern about the Possible use of Mercenaries and a Firm called ` Greystone ‘ being Used ‘

#AceNewsServices – UKRAINE – April 09 – (RT) – Moscow’s concerned about the possible use of mercenaries by Kiev to quell anti-government unrest in eastern Ukraine.

According to reports, around 150 private-American military contractors have been brought in from a private firm called Greystone Ltd.

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` Ukrainian Authorities are looking at ` Hiring ‘ Foreign Private Military Companies to Ensure Law and Order ‘

#AceWorldNews – KIEV – March 31 – “Mass media reports mention plans of the present Ukrainian authorities to hire foreign private military companies to ‘ensure law and order’, in other words, to preserve the Kiev regime and suppress civil protests and discontent,” the ministry said.

“The Barbados-registered company Greystone Ltd., which is part of the Academi Corporation, is named among the candidates for such police role. This is an analogue or probably an affiliated structure of the Black Water private army, whose personnel have been repeatedly accused of cruel and systematic violations of human rights in different trouble spots around the world.”- Tass

“Obviously, this practice, if it is employed in reality, will violate Ukrainian legislation which bans the participation of foreign citizens in the work of even private security companies in Ukraine.

Such initiatives reflect the inability of those who have grabbed power in Kiev to ensure minimum order in the country and evidently their own security,” the ministry said.

Russian News and Media

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` Ukrainian Authorities plan to Attract `US Private Military Company Greystone ‘ according to the Ukrainian Secret Service ‘

#AceWorldNews – DNEPROPETROVSK – March 25 – Ukrainian authorities plan to attract US private military company Greystone Limited to suppress protest moods of the mostly Russian-speaking population in the east of the country.

According to Ukrainian Security Service, mercenaries will be engaged in political search and protection of state security over inability of Ukrainian law enforcement agencies to curb on leaders and activists of pro-Russian movement independently.

This initiative was put forward by oligarchs Ihor Kolomoyskyi, a co-owner of Ukraine’s PrivatBank, and Serhiy Taruta, head of the industrial union of Donbass, a coal basin in eastern Ukraine, as these business tycoons were appointed as governors in central Ukraine’s Dnepropetrovsk region and eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region, respectively.

A source in Ukrainian Security Service which participated in recent special meeting chaired by parliament-appointed interim President Oleksandr Turchynov reported about this fact.

“Turchynov believes that law enforcement agencies in eastern regions cannot settle the issue of pro-Russian movement themselves, so they decided to attract foreign mercenaries,” the security official said. “In debates over action plan Kolomoyskyi proposed “not to re-invent a bicycle”, because there are real people who have a clear idea how much and how to pay,” he said.

Greystone security service is registered on Caribbean islands Barbados. The company recruits people from different countries through its subsidiary Satelles Solutions Inc.

The company promises to its clients to provide “best military from the whole world” to fulfil tasks in any part of the world up to large-scale operations.

Russian News and Media Sources

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