Western intelligence services getting more involved in Ukraine

Western intelligence services getting more involved in Ukraine

Sat May 3, 2014 8:46PM GMT

An American analyst has warned that the ongoing conflict in Ukraine is entering a new phase, as the US and European intelligence services are getting more involved in the unrest, which already left dozens of anti-Kiev protesters killed.

Western intelligence services have come to “advise” the Ukrainian security forces, said Webster Griffin Tarpley, a Washington-based historian and economist.

“The Ukrainian security service – the SBU – is a coproduction, and has been for the past 20 years, of the CIA, the FBI, the MI6 and the Israeli Mossad. There’s also an important role for the BND of Germany,” he told Press TV on Saturday. “So you’ve got an environment in Ukraine which is very very heavily penetrated by all these Western and NATO intelligence agencies.”

Russian authorities said English-speaking contractors had been seen among the forces cracking down the protesters.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov urged the Unites States on Saturday to use its influence to make Ukraine’s interim government immediately stop military operations in the country’s southeastern part.

The Ukrainian government ordered its “anti-terrorist operations” to root out the pro-Russian demonstrations in the country. The protesters, who have occupied a number of government buildings in a dozen of cities, demand integration into neighboring Russia.

Tarpley said the group fighting protesters in eastern and southern parts of the country comes from western Ukraine. This group, he said, carried out the February “coup” to ouster former president Viktor Yanukovych.

Kiev has found that it is “not getting anywhere” in its fight against angry protesters and is now seeking Western advice, he said. “This is simply the first step towards some form of escalation.”

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