Ukrainian Spies helped turn the course of the election

The New York Times has a very comprehensive look today at the role of the Ukrainian KGB (SBU) in stopping a massive atack against the demonstrators. I talked to my Russian specialist today who confirmed much of the story from “his sources” as well. SBU forces actually threatened to attack Interior Ministry troops should they move against the protestors. Interesting read. The officials issued warnings, saying that using force against peaceful rallies was illegal and could lead to prosecution and that if ministry troops came to Kiev, the army and security services would defend civilians, said an opposition leader who witnessed some of the exchanges and Oleksander Galaka, head of the military’s intelligence service, the G.U.R., who made some of the calls.]]>

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