Blackwater in Donetsk, UkraineSubmitted by goldenequity on Sun, 03/09/2014 - 05:17
During the scene of big pro-Russian demonstrations last week, 'unidentified armed men' (U.S. mercenaries) were seen and filmed on the streets. A Russian Diplomat claimed some 300 hired guns had arrived in the eastern Ukraine 'flashpoint' city.
At least two videos published on YouTube earlier this week show burly, heavily armed soldiers with no insignia in the city gripped by pro-Moscow protests, and in one video onlookers can be heard shouting 'Blackwater! Blackwater!' The armed men, who wear no insignia, jogged through the streets.
Blackwater, a transnational corporation (renamed Xe, now Academi) are seen as a private army that can promote U.S. interests without official military involvement. Such mercenaries in the region could give Putin pretext for military action. Here