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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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Industry Talk: The Slavonic Corps–A Russian PMSC In Syria

Industry Talk: The Slavonic Corps–A Russian PMSC In Syria “A large field between Lattakia and Tartous, surrounded by barbed wire. That is where our battalion and the Syrian reservists were stationed. It used to be a racecourse. We were housed … Continue reading

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Olympic response team: Security firm ready in wings

Olympic response team: Security firm ready in wings Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY 5:22 p.m. EST January 7, 2014 Sochi venue presents a ‘unique challenge,’ says crisis response expert (Photo: Lesya Polyakova, AP) Story Highlights Boston-based firm has worked with U.S. … Continue reading

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Russian mercenaries, working for the Slavonic Corps, fighting in Syria | VK

The Interpreter Russian mercenaries, working for the Slavonic Corps, fighting in Syria | VK “‘Mercenary’ is Merely a Cover Story for Russian Soldier or Spook” Are there more Russian mercenaries fighting to prop up the regime in Syria? James Miller … Continue reading

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Amendments on prison terms for Russian mercenaries come into force

Amendments on prison terms for Russian mercenaries come into force 15/11/2013 Itar-Tass The amendments to Russia’s penal code envisioning prison terms for Russian mercenaries came into effect on Thursday. Russian citizens participating in armed conflicts abroad face up to six … Continue reading

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Gunmen shoot down Russian military contractors in Yemen

Gunmen shoot down Russian military contractors in Yemen By Hakim Almasmari, for CNN updated 6:30 AM EST, Tue November 26, 2013 A soldier stands guard as onlookers gather following a shooting incident targeting two Russians on November 26, 2013 in … Continue reading

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