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DOES ANYBODY ELSE spot the Novorossiyan soldier with an American M16 assault rifle at 0:54? Where the hell did he get that? This proves that their are American mercenaries fighting for the Ukranian army. He probably found it in the airport.
Yeah if you watch the interview video with Zakharchenko a reporter asks him about a cache of western weapons being displayed, captured from the airport, German sniper rifles and M16s among them. Funny thing is Ukraine has/had the largest stockpile of military firearms in the world inherited from the Soviet Union.
Spotted that right away too. It's kind of strange that they would use an AR variant at all. I mean if that's all they had available, I'd understand. If that is in fact a 5.56x45mm AR, they must have found a LARGE cache of ammo too because I doubt they have many 5.56 NATO rounds in Eastern Ukraine. Of course, it could be a 5.45x39mm caliber AR.
This is another proof about US involvement and so much for the fallacy of not supplying offensive weapons to the Ukrainians.
On their webiste Ukraine is listed as a partner.
NATO-Ukraine relations were formally launched in 1991, when Ukraine joined the North Atlantic Cooperation Council (succeeded by the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council in 1997), immediately upon achieving independence with the break-up of the Soviet Union.
A few years later, in 1994, Ukraine became the first of the Commonwealth of Independent States to join the Partnership for Peace. The country soon demonstrated its commitment to contribute to Euro-Atlantic security in its support for the NATO-led peacekeeping operations in the Balkans during the 1990s.
Now call it a civil war.
Had it just been Ukrainian separatists and not a mix of Russian soldiers and separatists then you could call it one, but it isn't so you can't.
Where is the proof that this is happening?
And have been since the 90's.
originally posted by: tsurfer2000h
a reply to: intrptr
What exactly did I dodge?
mer·ce·nar·y ˈmərsəˌnerē/ noun plural noun: mercenaries
1. a professional soldier hired to serve in a foreign army.
synonyms soldier of fortune, professional soldier, hired soldier, gunman;
More: informal: hired gun; historical :condottiere "a group of mercenaries"
2. a person primarily concerned with material reward at the expense of ethics. "the sport's most infamous mercenary"
synonyms:hired, paid, bought, professional "mercenary soldiers"
Argentina FARA 83
Australian F88 Austeyr rifle and F89 Minimi machine gun. (ADI Thales also supplies ammunition)
Austrian Steyr AUG rifle
Belgium: CAL, Minimi, FNC, SCAR, F2000.
Bulgaria: Arsenal AD AR series
Brazil: IMBEL MD2, LAPA FA-03
Chinese QBZ-97, QBZ-03, CQ 5.56, QBB-97, KBU-97A
Canadian Colt Canada C7 rifle, C8 rifle and the C9
Colombian FaB 556
Croatia: HS Produkt VHS rifle (VHS-K (short version) and VHS-D (long version))
Czech Republic: CZ-805 BREN
Georgian: G5 carbine
Germany: HK33, HK53, HK13E, HK23E, G41, G36, MG4, HK416, RH-70
Indian INSAS rifle
Indonesian PINDAD SS1 and SS2 rifles
Iranian KH-2002, Fateh and Nabi assault rifles
Israeli IMI Negev, IMI Galil and Tavor TAR-21 bullpup rifle
Italian AR70/90, Franchi mod. 641, SOCIMI AR-831 Japanese Howa Type 89
Malaysian VB Berapi LP06 rifle
Mexican FX-05 Xiuhcoatl rifle
Peruvian FAD rifle and Diseños Casanave SC-2005
Philippine MSSR sniper rifle, PVAR rifle, and Special Operations Rifle (SOAR).
Polish Kbk wz. 1996 Mini-Beryl and Beryl wz.96 rifles
Russian AK-101, AK-102, AK-108, AK-12 and KBP A-91
Serbian M80 M85,M90,M21 and M92
Singaporean SR-88 and SAR-21 rifles and Ultimax 100 machine gun
South African Vektor R4 series of rifles and carbines, Truvelo Raptor, Vektor CR-21 rifle and Mini-SS machine gun
South Korean K2 rifle, K3 light machine gun, and K11 dual-barrel air-burst weapon
Swedish Ak 5 system, derived from the Belgian FN FNC rifle
Swiss SIG 530/540/550 series, with lesser performances than the round for which it was initially designed, the Gw Pat.90 cartridge
Taiwan: T65 Rifle, T86 rifle and T91 Rifle.
Thailand: Rung Paisarn RPS-001 and Type 11
Turkish Safir T-15 and Safir T-17
United Kingdom: Sterling SAR-87, SA80 series rifles.
US M16 rifle series, M4 Carbine, US/Belgian M249 Squad Automatic Weapon, and US/Belgian Mk. 16 SCAR-L
Examples of rifles marketed for non-military applications that can take the 5.56 cartridge include:
Bushmaster ACR rifle
Kel-Tec SU-16 series semi-automatic rifles
Saiga 223 semi-automatic rifle
Remington Model 7615 Police Patrol Rifle
Remington Model 700 series bolt-action rifle
Ruger Mini-14 semi-automatic rifle
Steyr Scout series bolt-action rifle
Winchester Model 70 series bolt-action rifle
Volquartsen Evolution autoloading competition/varmint rifle
Smith & Wesson M&P15 semi automatic ar-15 rifle
Bushmaster Firearms International#Carbon 15 semi automatic carbon polymer based ar-15 rifle
List of 5.56×45mm NATO firearms
originally posted by: tsurfer2000h
a reply to: intrptr
Nice catch, OP. A US made M16 rifle is definitely visible in the video of Ukrainian soldiers right at :54.
Except that video is about the separatists and them going to Donetsk Airport. SO that wouldn't be a Ukrainian soldier.
The Donetsk Republic agreed to Putin’s mercy request as long as the Ukrainians left their weapons behind. The Donetsk Republic is short on weapons as, contrary to Western lies, the Donetsk Republic is not supplied with weapons by Russia.