by Mac Slavo
[…] General Shirreff isn’t alone in his thoughts, and those reflections are not unfounded. The Russian annexation of Ukraine was in 2014, and this (as has been mentioned ad infinitum) was in response to the ousting of the Ukrainian president and the insertion of Yatsenuk, a U.S. State Department creation of Victoria Nuland and Senators McCain and Graham. The annexation was specifically to secure Sevastopol and prevent the Russian naval base from falling into the hands of the Ukraine-U.S.-NATO-IMF hegemony.
That being said, on August 10, 2016 two Russian soldiers were reported killed by the Ukrainian military in two separate cross-border raids. One FSS officer was killed August 7th and one soldier was killed August 8th. Now keep in mind: the FSS (Federal Security Service) that controls border guards for Russian territory (in this case Crimea) is also known as the FSB, or the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation, (in Russian) Федеральная служба безопасности Российской Федерации (ФСБ). They are the agency that inherited the responsibilities of the KGB of the USSR when it collapsed.