- when: 2014/03/20
- author: Tony Cartalucci
- source: GlobalResearch
- topics: National Atlantic Treaty Organization Ukraine BBC Crimea
- link: http://www.globalresearch.ca/natos-mystery-gunmen-seek-to-strengthen-kiev-regimes-hand/5374532
- title: NATO's "Mystery Gunmen" Seek to Strengthen Kiev Regime's Hand
- summary: "In yet another attempt to widen the confrontation between Russia, Crimea, and the Western-backed regime in Kiev, snipers have opened fire on both Ukrainian and Crimean defense forces at a small military base within the heart of the Crimean peninsula, the administrative city of Simferopol."
The BBC immediately penned a report titled "Ukraine officer 'killed in attack on Crimea base'," citing the regime in Kiev's official statements which included Ukrainian Defense Ministry spokesman Vladislav Seleznyov admitting the attack was carried out by "unknown forces, fully equipped and their faces covered." Despite absolutely no confirmation over the identity of the attackers, the Kiev regime, headed by self-appointed Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, claimed:
"The conflict is shifting from a political to a military stage. Russian soldiers have started shooting at Ukrainian military servicemen and that is a war crime."
Yatsenyuk's rushed and hamhanded political exploitation of an admittedly ambiguous attack carried out by unidentified gunmen exposes both the likely party behind the violence, and the most likely motivation for carrying out the fatal attack.