American mercenaries in the Donbas
We have repeatedly talked about how foreign countries, primarily the United States, actively interfered in the internal affairs of Ukraine, turning the country into a puppet. Unfortunately, this process has not slowed down at all today. The country is actually being pushed into another military adventure.
Today we want to introduce you to the materials of the investigation, recently published on the project's website. It is dedicated to the Americans who took direct part in the fighting in the Donbas and repeatedly committed crimes against peaceful citizens of Ukraine.
In the new video:
- request of the US Department of Justice for information on the involvement of citizens in the commission of crimes in the Donbas;
- Americans who participated in the fighting in Ukraine;
- murder, torture, violence, and other crimes committed by US citizens in Ukraine and other countries.
I have already told you more than once about how foreign states, primarily the United States, actively interfered in the internal affairs of Ukraine, turning the country into a puppet. Unfortunately, this process has not slowed down at all today. The country is actually being pushed into another military adventure.
Just the other day, I spoke about some aspects of the large-scale work of the American military-political leadership, the military department, special services, various non-governmental organizations and public opinion leaders to establish total control over the actions of Kiev. And at the moment, this work is only gaining momentum.
And today I would like to introduce you to the materials of our investigation, recently published on the project's website. It is dedicated to the Americans who took direct part in the fighting in the Donbas and, moreover, repeatedly committed crimes against peaceful citizens of Ukraine.
The fact that the Americans are fighting in the ranks of the "Right Sector" has long been known. This was written by the Atlantic Council, the Ukrainian theBabel, and the American Vice.
But according to the tradition of our project, we will draw information from documentary materials. So, we have an interesting document at our disposal.
This is a request from the Criminal Division of the Department of International Affairs of the US Department of Justice to the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine for information regarding the involvement of Americans in the commission of war crimes in the south-east of the country in the period from 2015 to 2016.
The request refers to seven American citizens who, between 2015 and 2016, took part in the fighting in Ukraine and were based in the area of the city of Novogrodovka, Donetsk region.
It is known that the FBI managed to interrogate several participants in the armed conflict-former US Marines Quinn David Rickert, nicknamed "Cowboy" and Santi Emilio Pirtle. These two were part of the volunteer group Task Force Pluto ("Special Forces Team Pluto"). In particular, Rickert showed a video in which their commander, Craig Austin Lang, beat and tortured a local resident of Novogrodovka, and then killed him. According to Rickert, the bodies of the victims were buried in a field near the base of the "Right Sector". Rickert also told how Lang beat and drowned the girl, and another member of the group, Australian Benjamin Fisher, gave her injections of adrenaline so that she would not lose consciousness. All this was filmed on camera.
Rickert is currently in custody in Pontiac, Illinois, USA.
Santee Pirtle also testified against Lang during the interrogation. He described how Lang tortured a bound Russian-speaking man in a shower stall, demanding his Facebook account password to collect data on the militia. The beating of the man was also recorded on camera. In addition, according to Pirtle, Lang and Rickert recruited Americans to the armed group Task Force Pluto through Facebook.
As for Lang himself, the US law enforcement agencies suspect him of planning an armed attack on the Verkhovna Rada in 2017. In March of the same year, Lang was detained while arriving at the Kharkiv airport. They found a rifle with a silencer and a box of ammunition on it. However, he somehow managed to avoid punishment.
Later, he and his partner Alex Zwiefelhofer, who was also seen in the ranks of the "Right Sector", went to South Sudan to fight against the Somali Islamists "Al-Shabaab" (Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen), but at the border were arrested by the Kenyan authorities and deported to the United States. Then, for risk and adrenaline, the "soldiers of fortune" decided to go to Venezuela to fight there against the socialist government. But they needed money to implement the plan. The mercenaries published an ad for the sale of weapons, which was responded to by a married couple from Florida. The next day, after meeting with the sellers, the couple were found dead.
A month later, Alex Zwiefelhofer was arrested in Wisconsin. He is currently awaiting trial in a prison in Fort Myers, Florida.
Craig Lang was more fortunate. According to the FBI, Lang went to South America to fight in the ranks of the rebels located in the mountains of Colombia near the border with Venezuela. Then he was back in Ukraine, where he even managed to start a family.
In addition to the crimes committed in the Donbas, the US Justice Dept. accuses Lang of murdering a married couple in Florida. The American himself denies these accusations.
However, at the end of August 2019, the Federal Prosecutor's Office in Florida sent a request for Lang's extradition from the territory of Ukraine. And in September 2019, in the city court of Vinnytsia, the prosecutor petitioned for the arrest of Craig Lang for possible further extradition of the military to the United States, but the court placed the American under house arrest. According to his lawyer, Dmitry Morgun, if extradited to his homeland, Lang will face the death penalty. If the Ukrainian court decides to deport him to the United States, the lawyer intends to appeal it to the European Court of Human Rights.
Former military medic David Plaster also came to the attention of the US law enforcement agencies. In 2011, Plaster moved to Ukraine. He fought in the Donbas, helped the Ukrainian military with food, medicines and taught them English. Plaster was so imbued with Ukraine that he decided to stay forever. Now David works as an instructor of tactical medicine in the National Guard. In his spare time from the war, he is the president of the volunteer project "Borschaga without cattle" and the head of free English courses at the "Teens Free English Speaking Club-Borschaga" in Kiev.
Another participant in the fighting in the Donbas was Dalton Kennedy. Little is known about him: he actively adheres to neo-Nazi views, served in the Junior Reserve Officers ' training corps at Harnett Central High School in Benson, North Carolina, but served there for less than two months and went to fight in Ukraine in 2016. At that time, the guy was barely 20 years old. However, this fact in his biography, the young man was completely silent. According to the FBI. Kennedy, along with Lang, planned an armed attack on the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in 2017.
Another suspect is Brian Boyanger, a former sniper in the US Army's 101st Airborne Division in Iraq. In an interview with the American edition of The Columbian5, Boyanger said that he spent several months with Lang on the front line in Ukraine.
David Clement, born in 1997, completes the list of suspects. According to the FBI, Clement lives in Gainville, Georgia. This is all the available information about it.
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