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This should be very interesting.

“The joint operation of the troops of the Donetsk People’s Republic and units of the Russian armed forces to liberate the city of Mariupol continues. The results of an analysis of radio intercepts show that in addition to neo-Nazi elements from the Azov regiment and the remnants of the Ukrainian armed forces, a significant number of foreign mercenaries are located in the occupied areas of the city,” Konashenkov said in a briefing Friday evening.

“In addition to Ukrainian and Russian, radio communications are being carried out in six other mainly European foreign languages,” the officer said.

This isn’t the first rumor I’ve read or heard about important foreigners at Azovstal. If the Russians wanted to, they could have already long since flattened the place. Who could be hiding there? Might one of those mostly Euro languages be English? And, we’ve already heard they have several MI6/CIA types in custody and prepped to stand trial in Crimea. Curious.

And, on a related note, I have no doubt that Crazy Boris’s trip to “Kyiv” never happened. Desperate times call for desperate lies, eh?

UPDATE: ZATO militants trapped like rats story is double or triple confirmed. I’m sure Brandon, Boris, and Nuland have a PR plan for this, no worries.