Ukraine is teetering on the verge of civil war - experts

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Photo:REUTERS/Olga Ivascsenko

According to Russian intelligence sources, tanks and other armored vehicles are heading for southeastern Ukraine.

Self-defense squads in Ukraine’s south-east regions are getting ready for an armed attack. One of the self defense activists Yury Germes told Russian news agency 'Lifenews' that tanks belong to the Ukrainian army were on their way to Lugansk.

"Lugansk residents are demanding a referendum on self-determination. We’ve just got an info that six armored vehicles and soldiers are heading for Lugansk. We will resist. There must be a referendum!" said the activist.

On April 7 protesters in Lugansk seized Ukraine’s security service headquarters and still controlling it. They demand referendum in the southeastern region of the country and the federalization of Ukraine.

Earlier the Russian foreign ministry issued a statement indicating that the US was meddling with Ukraine’s internal affairs by deploying mercenaries in the southeastern regions of Ukraine.

The deployment of mercenaries by the US-based private company Greystone in the southern regions of Ukraine is a continuation of Washington’s interference in Ukraine’s internal affairs, Igor Korotchenko, editor-in-chief of the Russian National Defense magazine believes.

The deployment of Greystone' private army in Ukraine may be financed by Ukrainian oligarchs and organized in close coordination with the US State Department, Korotchenko explained.

Once again, we are talking about the continuation of the US policy of military intervention in Ukraine, which could be a preparatory stage for a massacre in the rebellious Russian speaking parts of southeastern Ukraine the expert said.

The Russian Foreign Ministry voiced concerns over the buildup of Ukrainian forces in the southeastern part of the country involving some 150 American mercenaries from Greystone, dressed in the uniforms of the Ukrainian special task police unit Sokol.

(the Voice of Russia – edited by


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