Russian General: NATO Fighting Us Under False Flag

According to Russian General Sergei Rudskoy’s comments in a recent interview with Russian Newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda, NATO soldiers are fighting the Russian military in Ukraine disguised as foreign mercenaries, bringing two world nuclear powers closer to direct military conflict than at any time since the Vietnam and Korea conflicts.

Rudskoy, chief operations director of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, says NATO forces in Ukraine are taking part in the fighting while disguised as private contract fighters for hire.

“NATO soldiers are taking part in the fighting disguised as mercenaries. They control air defense systems for operational and tactical missiles and multiple rocket launchers, and are part of assault teams,” Rudskoy said.

Russian state news agency TASS recently reported the Russian military found bodies of dead soldiers with Polish and American badges on their clothes in Russian-controlled Avdiivka.

“The clearing of Avdiivka has revealed quite a few interesting details. In this case, bodies abandoned by Ukrainian armed units with American and Polish insignia sewn on their uniforms,” said Igor Kimakovsky, an adviser to the leader of the “Donetsk People’s Republic,” the internationally-unrecognized republic of a Russian-controlled area in Ukraine.

While Kimakovsky made this statement to Russia’s TASS news outlet, Western media have not been able to verify the reports.

Gen. Rudskoy believes Ukraine is a pawn in an international plot by Western powers against Russia: “Western countries make no secret of their desire to inflict a strategic defeat on our country. In order to achieve this goal, Washington and Brussels have chosen Ukraine, where anti-Russian, nationalist sentiment has been nurtured since the collapse of the Soviet Union.”

“At present, the Ukrainian people are being used by the United States as cannon fodder for its geopolitical ambitions of world domination. Therefore, the threats to our country today are no less serious than in the years of 1941-1945 last century,” Rudskoy said.

Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre recently told FRANCE 24, “I don’t think it is in Russia’s interest to engage [in a] war with a NATO country. But being part of NATO, being part of a collective security, we need to strengthen our capacity.”