Numerous US agents are helping the coup-appointed government in Ukraine to “fight organized crime” in the south east of the country, the German newspaper Bild revealed.
According to the daily, the CIA and FBI are advising the government in Kiev on how to deal with the ‘fight against organized crime’ and stop the violence in the country’s restive eastern regions.
The group also helps to investigate alleged financial crimes and is trying to trace the money, which was reportedly taken abroad during Viktor Yanokovich’s presidency, the newspaper said.
The head of the CIA, John Brennan, visited Kiev in mid-April and met with the acting Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and first Vice-President Vitaly Yarema to discuss a safer way to transfer US information to Ukraine.
Jen Psaki, spokeswomen for the United States Department of State, said that there was nothing to read into Brennan’s visit to Kiev, and that the head of the CIA did not offer support to the coup-appointed government in the country to help them conduct tactical operations within Ukraine.
However, following the visit the toppled President Viktor Yanukovich linked the CIA chief’s appearance in Kiev to the first stage of the new government’s crackdown in Slavyansk.
Brennan “sanctioned the use of weapons and provoked bloodshed,” Yanukovich said.
Bild’s reports comes as US President Barack Obama rules out that Washington will interfere in the situation in Ukraine.
“You’ve also seen suggestions or implications that somehow Americans are responsible for meddling inside Ukraine. I have to say that our only interest is for Ukraine to be able to make its own decisions. And the last thing we want is disorder and chaos in the center of Europe,” he said speaking in the White House after meeting the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, just two days ago.
Comments (13)
 
Uncle Sam 04.05.2014 10:21
It’s good that the FBI is there tracking down all the dirty money that has flowed from Russia over the years. Gets started the process of cleansing Ukraine of blatant corruption that has been encouraged by Russia.
 
Drago 04.05.2014 10:18
The fascists were beaten once and will be beaten again.
 
Marcin H Przybylski 04.05.2014 10:15
Big war project, now starting also in Poland now after a long period of attacks against polish Catholics polish president Komorowski made his worm speeches to polish patriots for good withstand of being divided between NATO terrorism and European Union that brings polish businesses and farms in to a praying position, reassuming also selling polish forests…
Sad

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Dozens of FBI, CIA agents in Kiev ‘assisting Ukraine security’

Troops seize TV center in Slavyansk, eastern Ukraine – interior ministry

 

Ukrainian troops, continuing their special operation against anti-government protesters in the city of Slavyansk, have taken a local television broadcasting center under control, the Ukrainian Interior Ministry says, as cited by Itar-Tass.
Meanwhile the Donetsk region self-defense forces say they have managed to regain some of the areas, previously seized by Ukrainian troops. That’s according to Miroslav Rudenko, one of the Donbass self-defense leaders, who was interviewed by Interfax.
While the military operation is currently on in a number of cities and towns in the Donetsk region, the city of Donetsk itself is peaceful and getting ready for a referendum on the region’s status, one of the leaders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, Denis Pushilin told Itar-Tass over the phone.
“Donetsk is calm,” he said. “We’ve heard no more threats from the authorities in Kiev. We’ve been preparing for the May-11 referendum. We are setting up election committees, printing ballots etc.”
The ballots will only have one question to be answered ‘yes’ or ‘no’: “Do you support the act on independence of the Donetsk republic?”
The storming of Slavyansk is part of a wider military operation in eastern Ukraine, which intensified in the first days of May.
A special operation against pro-federalization activists in Slavyansk in the Donetsk region started early on the morning of May 2, when the city was blockaded by Ukrainian military. Dozens of APCs and 20 helicopters were engaged in the operation.
Fighting erupted between troops and local self-defense squads, which reportedly resulted in three casualties. Two helicopter pilots died, according to Ukrainian military officials, while self-defense forces in Slavyansk said that one of their members was killed.
Later, the People’s Mayor of Slavyansk said over 10 people died and around 40 were injured after members of the ultra-nationalist Right Sector group opened fire on civilians near the city.
On Saturday, Kramatorsk became the hotspot of the stand-off between troops and anti-government activists. The Ukrainian military occupied most of the city of Kramatorsk, with only the center reportedly remaining under the control of the local self-defense, who claim that 10 people died in fighting with the government troops, with two being “killed by snipers.”
On Saturday night, the special operation by government military forces spread to city of Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine, as well as Konstantinovka in the Donetsk region.
Comments (169)
 
Thomas Fährmann 04.05.2014 10:29
i also heard the babs want the ukraine as a dumping ground for nuclear waste. timoshenko….
 
M Kowal 04.05.2014 10:24
[quote name=’laeryL noehT’ time=’04.05.2014 10:18′]
Ele ction? All Yazi the Nazi has to do is declare a permanent state of emergency over the ‘terrorism’ in the East and there won’t be any election.
Well they can do that though it won’t help them exercise control over the east. They only have a few thousand fascist bandits. They can’t occupy everything and force compliance. They’d have guerilla war for years, bleeding militarily and economically, the west would be forced to pump trillions to prop up the regime with no hope of any return on the investment.
 
BIG-ONE5 04.05.2014 10:23
All mines in Ukraine are closed…They stop making 3 million a day..Ukrainian troops, continuing their special operation against anti-government protesters in the city of Slavyansk, have taken a local television broadcasting center under control, the Ukrainian Interior Ministry says, as cited by Itar-Tass.
Meanwhile the Donetsk region self-defense forces say they have managed to regain some of the areas, previously seized by Ukrainian troops. That’s according to Miroslav Rudenko, one of the Donbass self-defense leaders, who was interviewed by Interfax.
While the military operation is currently on in a number of cities and towns in the Donetsk region, the city of Donetsk itself is peaceful and getting ready for a referendum on the region’s status, one of the leaders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, Denis Pushilin told Itar-Tass over the phone.
“Donetsk is calm,” he said. “We’ve heard no more threats from the authorities in Kiev. We’ve been preparing for the May-11 referendum. We are setting up election committees, printing ballots etc.”
The ballots will only have one question to be answered ‘yes’ or ‘no’: “Do you support the act on independence of the Donetsk republic?”
The storming of Slavyansk is part of a wider military operation in eastern Ukraine, which intensified in the first days of May.
A special operation against pro-federalization activists in Slavyansk in the Donetsk region started early on the morning of May 2, when the city was blockaded by Ukrainian military. Dozens of APCs and 20 helicopters were engaged in the operation.
Fighting erupted between troops and local self-defense squads, which reportedly resulted in three casualties. Two helicopter pilots died, according to Ukrainian military officials, while self-defense forces in Slavyansk said that one of their members was killed.
Later, the People’s Mayor of Slavyansk said over 10 people died and around 40 were injured after members of the ultra-nationalist Right Sector group opened fire on civilians near the city.
On Saturday, Kramatorsk became the hotspot of the stand-off between troops and anti-government activists. The Ukrainian military occupied most of the city of Kramatorsk, with only the center reportedly remaining under the control of the local self-defense, who claim that 10 people died in fighting with the government troops, with two being “killed by snipers.”
On Saturday night, the special operation by government military forces spread to city of Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine, as well as Konstantinovka in the Donetsk region.
Comments (169)
 
Thomas Fährmann 04.05.2014 10:29
i also heard the babs want the ukraine as a dumping ground for nuclear waste. timoshenko….
 
M Kowal 04.05.2014 10:24
[quote name=’laeryL noehT’ time=’04.05.2014 10:18′]
Ele ction? All Yazi the Nazi has to do is declare a permanent state of emergency over the ‘terrorism’ in the East and there won’t be any election.
Well they can do that though it won’t help them exercise control over the east. They only have a few thousand fascist bandits. They can’t occupy everything and force compliance. They’d have guerilla war for years, bleeding militarily and economically, the west would be forced to pump trillions to prop up the regime with no hope of any return on the investment.
 
BIG-ONE5 04.05.2014 10:23
All mines in Ukraine are closed…They stop making 3 million a day..Ukrainian troops, continuing their special operation against anti-government protesters in the city of Slavyansk, have taken a local television broadcasting center under control, the Ukrainian Interior Ministry says, as cited by Itar-Tass.
Meanwhile the Donetsk region self-defense forces say they have managed to regain some of the areas, previously seized by Ukrainian troops. That’s according to Miroslav Rudenko, one of the Donbass self-defense leaders, who was interviewed by Interfax.
While the military operation is currently on in a number of cities and towns in the Donetsk region, the city of Donetsk itself is peaceful and getting ready for a referendum on the region’s status, one of the leaders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, Denis Pushilin told Itar-Tass over the phone.
“Donetsk is calm,” he said. “We’ve heard no more threats from the authorities in Kiev. We’ve been preparing for the May-11 referendum. We are setting up election committees, printing ballots etc.”
The ballots will only have one question to be answered ‘yes’ or ‘no’: “Do you support the act on independence of the Donetsk republic?”
The storming of Slavyansk is part of a wider military operation in eastern Ukraine, which intensified in the first days of May.
A special operation against pro-federalization activists in Slavyansk in the Donetsk region started early on the morning of May 2, when the city was blockaded by Ukrainian military. Dozens of APCs and 20 helicopters were engaged in the operation.
Fighting erupted between troops and local self-defense squads, which reportedly resulted in three casualties. Two helicopter pilots died, according to Ukrainian military officials, while self-defense forces in Slavyansk said that one of their members was killed.
Later, the People’s Mayor of Slavyansk said over 10 people died and around 40 were injured after members of the ultra-nationalist Right Sector group opened fire on civilians near the city.
On Saturday, Kramatorsk became the hotspot of the stand-off between troops and anti-government activists. The Ukrainian military occupied most of the city of Kramatorsk, with only the center reportedly remaining under the control of the local self-defense, who claim that 10 people died in fighting with the government troops, with two being “killed by snipers.”
On Saturday night, the special operation by government military forces spread to city of Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine, as well as Konstantinovka in the Donetsk region.
Comments (169)

Thomas Fährmann 04.05.2014 10:29
i also heard the babs want the ukraine as a dumping ground for nuclear waste. timoshenko….

M Kowal 04.05.2014 10:24
[quote name=’laeryL noehT’ time=’04.05.2014 10:18′]
Ele ction? All Yazi the Nazi has to do is declare a permanent state of emergency over the ‘terrorism’ in the East and there won’t be any election.
Well they can do that though it won’t help them exercise control over the east. They only have a few thousand fascist bandits. They can’t occupy everything and force compliance. They’d have guerilla war for years, bleeding militarily and economically, the west would be forced to pump trillions to prop up the regime with no hope of any return on the investment.

BIG-ONE5 04.05.2014 10:23
All mines in Ukraine are closed…They stop making 3 million a day..

Ukraine claims advances on rebel-held positions

 

Authorities in Ukraine on Sunday said government forces reclaimed a television tower during a security operation to quell pro-Russian rebel activity in the eastern town of Kramatorsk.
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Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said in a statement on his Facebook page that a new assault to reclaim control over the town by the National Guard and armed forces began at dawn.
The city saw a standoff Saturday that culminated in insurgents setting buses alight to ward off attacks. Russian state television has reported 10 deaths, including two among government forces, during clashes in Kramatorsk so far. Those figures could not be independently confirmed.
At least 12 government armored personnel carriers were spotted driving through the town Saturday, although they appeared to have returned to their base at a military airfield on the edge of the city by day’s end.
Efforts to counteract the insurgency have focused mostly on the nearby town of Slovyansk; authorities are currently seeking to form a security cordon around that city.
The blockade has already resulted in a spate of panic-buying in the city with long lines forming outside grocery stores.
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Ukrainian authorities have repeatedly claimed victories in capturing checkpoints surrounding the city, although such boasts have often proven overstated.
Government buildings have been seized by pro-Russian forces in more than a dozen or so cities and town across eastern Ukraine.
Andriy Parubiy, secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, said an “anti-terrorist operation” will be carried out in towns beyond Slovyansk and Kramatorsk, according to Interfax-Ukraine news agency.
Traffic around the Donetsk region, where the insurgency is strongest, has been impeded by a proliferation barricades manned by men armed variously with sticks, automatic rifles and handguns.
The goals of the insurgency are ostensibly geared toward pushing for broad powers of autonomy. Russia, which the international community has accused of promoting the unrest, has vociferously condemned recent Ukrainian security operations in the east.
Tensions soared Friday when dozens of anti-government protesters died while trapped in a fire in the city of Odessa.
The self-styled Donetsk People’s Republic says it plans to hold a referendum on autonomy by May 11, but with less than a week remaining, little visible effort has been to make that vote happen.

 

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