Category Archives: Russia

Private military contractors to fall under Defense Ministry purview – Draft Duma bill

Private military contractors to fall under Defense Ministry purview – Draft Duma bill Published time: July 07, 2014 09:31 Military personnel during contract exercises in the Baltic Fleet program “Intensive military training course” at the BF Khmelevka range. (RIA Novosti/Igor … Continue reading

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VOLUNTEER IS NOT EQUAL TO MERCENARY

VOLUNTEER IS NOT EQUAL TO MERCENARY WPS: Defense & Security By Dmitry Runkevich, Elena Malay Izvestia (Moscow issue), June 30, 2014, p. 1 DUMA MEMBERS WILL CORRECT LEGISLATIVE NOTION OF “MERCENARY ACTIVITY” Duma members Yaroslav Nilov and Andrei Sintsov (both … Continue reading

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Russian ‘Blackwater’? MPs call for local security industry loophole

Russian ‘Blackwater’? MPs call for local security industry loophole Published time: June 27, 2014 15:01 Edited time: June 27, 2014 15:43 RIA Novosti / Iliya Pitalev Nationalist party LDPR deputies have drafted a law on private military companies to the … Continue reading

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Photo new weapon in Ukraine: U.S., Russia spar over mercenary charges, image

Photo new weapon in Ukraine: U.S., Russia spar over mercenary charges, image Orlando Sentinel By Paul Richter, Tribune Washington Bureau 21 May 2014, A3 VIENNA VIENNA — The Obama administration’s argument with the Kremlin over the unrest in Ukraine has … Continue reading

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Lavrov: Russia insisting on investigation of reports on Greystone’s involvement in Urkaine

Lavrov: Russia insisting on investigation of reports on Greystone’s involvement in Urkaine Russia April 23, 23:03 UTC+4 He said the military observers by the OSCE had admitted the absence of any evidence of the presence of Russian military observers in … Continue reading

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Kremlin accuses U.S. security firm with links to Blackwater of sending ‘private army’ to Ukraine disguised as local forces in latest escalation of anti-American rhetoric

Kremlin accuses U.S. security firm with links to Blackwater of sending ‘private army’ to Ukraine disguised as local forces in latest escalation of anti-American rhetoric Russian Foreign Ministry said there were around ’150 American specialists’ Statement claimed security firm Greystone … Continue reading

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Is there any evidence that Russian private security firms have engaged in operations with Russian military forces?

Russian Forces in Crimea: Who Are They, Where Did They Come From? Military personnel, believed to be Russian servicemen, march outside the territory of a Ukrainian military unit in the village of Perevalnoye outside Simferopol, March 4, 2014. Ron Synovitz, … Continue reading

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State TV Runs Report on Foreign Mercenaries in Kiev

State TV Runs Report on Foreign Mercenaries in Kiev By Christopher Brennan Mar. 03 2014 19:05 Last edited 19:05 A Russian returning from demonstrations in Ukraine told Russian state television that the Kiev protesters’ ranks are filled with Western-backed mercenaries. The young man — a 21-year-old who … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Russian ‘Blackwater’ Takes Over Ukraine Airport

Photo by Viktor Drachev/AFP/Getty Josh Rogin  02.28.14 Exclusive: Russian ‘Blackwater’ Takes Over Ukraine Airport The troops who have taken over two airports in Crimea are not Russian military, but they could be security contractors working for the Russian military, and … Continue reading

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Russian police muscle into private security business

Russian police muscle into private security business February 17, 2014 by Mark Galeotti in Europe. Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting on Police Day in Moscow. (MIKHAIL METZEL/AFP/Getty Images) The Russian private security industry, which was last estimated to … Continue reading

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