Russian-Ukrainian conflict in hot words - foreign mercenaries


2022-06-24: [Chinese Article Link On the Russia-Ukraine battlefield, there is a more hidden group of foreign mercenaries. Today's “Russia-Ukraine conflict” is about to focus on this group in Ukraine. When the conflict broke out, there were rumours and reports of foreign mercenaries fighting in Ukraine, and as the war advanced, Russia captured a group of foreign mercenaries, two of whom were American mercenaries. Their capture may also trigger a game between the US and Russia. Two American mercenaries captured. In an interview broadcast by the ABC on 21st, an American who did not want to reveal his identity, fighting in the U.S., confirmed that he was behind the two American mercenaries captured by Russia. They were the 27-year-old Vietnamese American Andy Wong and the 39-year-old Alexander Druck, who were captured during the war in the Kharkov region of north-eastern Ukraine. The U.S. Department of State stated this after the media initially exposed three former U.S. military personnel “disappeared” while fighting in Ukraine, two of whom appeared to have been captured. U.S. State Department spokesman Pryce (June 16): We haven't asked Russia yet. But with the fermentation of events, there has been a change in United States attitudes. In a press release on 21 January, United States State Department spokesman Pryce asked whether the United States was communicating with Russia on the issue of captured American mercenaries. US Department of State spokesman Prys: We have been in direct contact with the Russian government and have not received any official response. We have seen only what Russian officials said in their public interviews. White House spokesman John Kirby: Astonishingly, Russian officials even suggested the death penalty for two Americans in Ukraine. In an interview with Peskov, it was stated that captured American mercenaries were responsible for their crimes. Russian Presidential Press Secretary Peskov: They are responsible for their crimes, which must be investigated. In another interview, Peskov stated that no possibility could be ruled out, meaning that there was no guarantee that the two captured American mercenaries would not face the death penalty. Foreign mercenaries on the Ukrainian battlefield Who are the foreign mercenaries who go to Ukraine to fight? What are their background? In the early stages of the conflict in Russia and Ukraine, an interview with a background examiner in mid-March indicated that 20,000 foreigners were interested in travelling to Ukraine to fight. Foreign mercenary to Ukraine: I'm a member of the (former) United States Marine Corps. The captured foreign mercenaries claim to have been deluded by Western propaganda. Behind these mercenaries can see the shadow of Western Governments. British Foreign Secretary Tlax (27 February): If people want to support this fight, I will support them in doing so. So you support the British going to Ukraine to fight? OF COURSE. Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Jolie also said, “Canadians are free to decide whether or not to go to Ukraine. One thing is clear, and we are in favour of any form of support for Ukrainians.” The Government of the United States has not taken effective measures to prevent its personnel from entering Ukraine, although it has indicated that it does not support their participation in the war, and the United States Military Times website published an article entitled “Would you like to join the war in Ukraine?” On 9 June, Donetsk announced that three Ukrainian mercenaries involved in the Russian-Ukraine conflict, two of them from the United Kingdom, had been sentenced to death. The sentenced British mercenary Aiden Asrin: Don't be easily deluded into joining a war that you should not have participated in. Another British mercenary captured in May, Andrew, shared a similar feeling with Aiden. The captured British mercenary Andrews: I came here to help, and I felt like I was being deceived by Western media and Western propaganda when I was in England. The media have a lot of “manipulation” components. Looking back, it is likely that many stories are fake, very different from the Western media. According to the statistics of the Russian Ministry of Defence as of 17 June, a total of approximately 7,000 mercenaries and experts from 64 countries and territories participated in the combat operations of the Ukrainian army, including 530 mercenaries of United States nationality. Mercenary: "The other hand" in the proxy war. The mercenary is an armed man who fights for money. Indeed, no country is more experienced than the US in the case of mercenary intervention. In the aftermath of 11 September, America’s foreign war has been characterized by a trend toward outsourcing and privateization of military services. U.S. director Robert Greenwald, who filmed the documentary "Sale Iraq: War Criminals" in 2006, provides a profound analysis of America’s many mercenary companies’ close political ties with the United States military. Among the numerous private United States mercenary companies in Iraq, the notorious Blackwater company had to be mentioned. The United States media reported that the vast majority of the company's employees were retired United States soldiers, some of whom had previously served in the United States Special Forces. This is one such private mercenary company, which is very close to American politics. U.S. public policy and public service expert Chris Lehan: Blackwater relies entirely on US government grants. Blackwater hired an out-of-court lobby called Alexander's Strategic Group on the first day of its existence. And Eric Prince, CEO and founder of Blackwater, has always been close to conservatives (Republican). He and his family have contributed more than $2 million to Republican presidential candidates and Republicans. In addition, Blackwater has repeatedly recruited former US government and military dignitaries who used to work in different sectors, from the Department of State to the Pentagon, to the Marines. Their relationships in American politics are often as dense as spider webs. Chris Lehan: There's no doubt that when you hire high-ranking government officials like that, they're very helpful in getting business and orders. Unfortunately, Blackwater has made a fortune with hard ties to American politics and the military. According to the data, Blackwater’s contract with the US government rose sharply from about $770,000 to $221.4 million between 2001 and 2005. In the documentary, the scene of Iraq’s war was translated into a contract order of $18.5 billion for Haliberton to provide logistic services to the United States military; $5.3 billion for Parsons; and $1.9 billion for Den International to provide military training services. However, outsourced services purchased by the United States Government and the military at great expense were demonstrably present to the Iraqi people, during which the notorious torture of prisoners by United States forces was exposed, and private mercenaries, CACI and Titan, were also involved in the torture of prisoners. Why would the U.S. military use private companies to interrogate prisoners? To date, neither company has been prosecuted. US civil rights lawyer Sharif Achille: Why don't American contractors, employees of private mercenaries, take responsibility for what they do? Senior U.S. Attorney Alan Grayson: If you're an American soldier, you hurt an Iraqi civilian, and you'll be publicly tried if the truth comes to light. But if you are an American contractor, you kill an Iraqi civilian, and when the truth comes to light, you will only be sent back to the US. After a week, you can come back and work with another contractor. In fact, private mercenaries have helped the United States Government to carry out a number of extraordinary tasks, reducing the number of casualties in the regular army, reducing the pressure on domestic political opinion and freeing the casualties from aftercare. Responsibility Editor (Responsible Editor): Zhang Yu


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Russian-Ukrainian conflict in hot words - foreign mercenaries


2022-06-24: [Article Link On the Russia-Ukraine battlefield, there is a more hidden group of foreign mercenaries. Today's “Russia-Ukraine conflict” is about to focus on this group in Ukraine. When the conflict broke out, there were rumours and reports of foreign mercenaries fighting in Ukraine, and as the war advanced, Russia captured a group of foreign mercenaries, two of whom were American mercenaries. Their capture may also trigger a game between the US and Russia. Two American mercenaries captured. In an interview broadcast by the ABC on 21st, an American who did not want to reveal his identity, fighting in the U.S., confirmed that he was behind the two American mercenaries captured by Russia. They were the 27-year-old Vietnamese American Andy Wong and the 39-year-old Alexander Druck, who were captured during the war in the Kharkov region of north-eastern Ukraine. The U.S. Department of State stated this after the media initially exposed three former U.S. military personnel “disappeared” while fighting in Ukraine, two of whom appeared to have been captured. U.S. State Department spokesman Pryce (June 16): We haven't asked Russia yet. But with the fermentation of events, there has been a change in United States attitudes. In a press release on 21 January, United States State Department spokesman Pryce asked whether the United States was communicating with Russia on the issue of captured American mercenaries. US Department of State spokesman Prys: We have been in direct contact with the Russian government and have not received any official response. We have seen only what Russian officials said in their public interviews. White House spokesman John Kirby: Astonishingly, Russian officials even suggested the death penalty for two Americans in Ukraine. In an interview with Peskov, it was stated that captured American mercenaries were responsible for their crimes. Russian Presidential Press Secretary Peskov: They are responsible for their crimes, which must be investigated. In another interview, Peskov stated that no possibility could be ruled out, meaning that there was no guarantee that the two captured American mercenaries would not face the death penalty. Foreign mercenaries on the Ukrainian battlefield Who are the foreign mercenaries who go to Ukraine to fight? What are their background? In the early stages of the conflict in Russia and Ukraine, an interview with a background examiner in mid-March indicated that 20,000 foreigners were interested in travelling to Ukraine to fight. Foreign mercenary to Ukraine: I'm a member of the (former) United States Marine Corps. The captured foreign mercenaries claim to have been deluded by Western propaganda. Behind these mercenaries can see the shadow of Western Governments. British Foreign Secretary Tlax (27 February): If people want to support this fight, I will support them in doing so. So you support the British going to Ukraine to fight? OF COURSE. Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Jolie also said, “Canadians are free to decide whether or not to go to Ukraine. One thing is clear, and we are in favour of any form of support for Ukrainians.” The Government of the United States has not taken effective measures to prevent its personnel from entering Ukraine, although it has indicated that it does not support their participation in the war, and the United States Military Times website published an article entitled “Would you like to join the war in Ukraine?” On 9 June, Donetsk announced that three Ukrainian mercenaries involved in the Russian-Ukraine conflict, two of them from the United Kingdom, had been sentenced to death. The sentenced British mercenary Aiden Asrin: Don't be easily deluded into joining a war that you should not have participated in. Another British mercenary captured in May, Andrew, shared a similar feeling with Aiden. The captured British mercenary Andrews: I came here to help, and I felt like I was being deceived by Western media and Western propaganda when I was in England. The media have a lot of “manipulation” components. Looking back, it is likely that many stories are fake, very different from the Western media. According to the statistics of the Russian Ministry of Defence as of 17 June, a total of approximately 7,000 mercenaries and experts from 64 countries and territories participated in the combat operations of the Ukrainian army, including 530 mercenaries of United States nationality. Mercenary: "The other hand" in the proxy war. The mercenary is an armed man who fights for money. Indeed, no country is more experienced than the US in the case of mercenary intervention. In the aftermath of 11 September, America’s foreign war has been characterized by a trend toward outsourcing and privateization of military services. U.S. director Robert Greenwald, who filmed the documentary "Sale Iraq: War Criminals" in 2006, provides a profound analysis of America’s many mercenary companies’ close political ties with the United States military. Among the numerous private United States mercenary companies in Iraq, the notorious Blackwater company had to be mentioned. The United States media reported that the vast majority of the company's employees were retired United States soldiers, some of whom had previously served in the United States Special Forces. This is one such private mercenary company, which is very close to American politics. U.S. public policy and public service expert Chris Lehan: Blackwater relies entirely on US government grants. Blackwater hired an out-of-court lobby called Alexander's Strategic Group on the first day of its existence. And Eric Prince, CEO and founder of Blackwater, has always been close to conservatives (Republican). He and his family have contributed more than $2 million to Republican presidential candidates and Republicans. In addition, Blackwater has repeatedly recruited former US government and military dignitaries who used to work in different sectors, from the Department of State to the Pentagon, to the Marines. Their relationships in American politics are often as dense as spider webs. Chris Lehan: There's no doubt that when you hire high-ranking government officials like that, they're very helpful in getting business and orders. Unfortunately, Blackwater has made a fortune with hard ties to American politics and the military. According to the data, Blackwater’s contract with the US government rose sharply from about $770,000 to $221.4 million between 2001 and 2005. In the documentary, the scene of Iraq’s war was translated into a contract order of $18.5 billion for Haliberton to provide logistic services to the United States military; $5.3 billion for Parsons; and $1.9 billion for Den International to provide military training services. However, outsourced services purchased by the United States Government and the military at great expense were demonstrably present to the Iraqi people, during which the notorious torture of prisoners by United States forces was exposed, and private mercenaries, CACI and Titan, were also involved in the torture of prisoners. Why would the U.S. military use private companies to interrogate prisoners? To date, neither company has been prosecuted. US civil rights lawyer Sharif Achille: Why don't American contractors, employees of private mercenaries, take responsibility for what they do? Senior U.S. Attorney Alan Grayson: If you're an American soldier, you hurt an Iraqi civilian, and you'll be publicly tried if the truth comes to light. But if you are an American contractor, you kill an Iraqi civilian, and when the truth comes to light, you will only be sent back to the US. After a week, you can come back and work with another contractor. In fact, private mercenaries have helped the United States Government to carry out a number of extraordinary tasks, reducing the number of casualties in the regular army, reducing the pressure on domestic political opinion and freeing the casualties from aftercare. Responsibility Editor (Responsible Editor): Zhang Yu

Note: This is a translated version of the Chinese news media article. A mature and nuanced reading is suggested.

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