Ukrainian soldier wearing ISIS patch caught on Danish TV news report
The Ukrainian serviceman can be seen in the footage wearing an IS chevron on his left shoulder.
Danish broadcaster DRTV published footage of a Ukrainian soldier in his military uniform wearing what appeared to be a patch of the logo of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization.
During a news report covering the updates on Ukraine, the TV reporter caught on video two Ukrainian servicemen wearing their military uniforms, one of which was wearing the patch.
In interview conducted by Danish TV with Ukrainian fighters, one of them appeared with ISIS flag on his military uniform pic.twitter.com/I0RWYuXAJi— ZOKA (@200_zoka) February 15, 2023
Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service said on (SVR) said the US defense is recruiting fighters to plot and execute terrorist attacks on Russian soil and that of CIS countries (such as Kazakhstan, Belarus, and Uzbekistan).
"According to credible data received by the Foreign Intelligence Service of Russia, the US military is actively recruiting militants from jihadist groups affiliated with the Daesh* and Al-Qaeda* to carry out terrorist attacks in Russia and the CIS countries. Particular attention is paid to attracting people from the Russian North Caucasus and Central Asia to cooperation," the SVR statement read.
The intelligence agency also said 60 militants were brought on board by the US after they received training at Al-Tanf occupation base in Syria, with the intent to be sent to CIS countries - intending to target top diplomats and security officials.
"Washington's strategists consider it acceptable to use terrorists directly for their dirty purposes. Such actions put Washington on a par with major international terrorist groups," the statement concluded.
Militants 'loyal' to US terrorism
This is not the first time the SVR uncovers the US' devious plans in doing dirty work to get the job done.
According to the SVR, ISIS members are being recruited by the US to act as mercenaries in Ukraine to "target sabotage against the Russian Armed Forces in Ukraine."
It added that "in April , with the participation of US intelligence services, about 60 IS fighters aged 20 to 25 got released from prisons controlled by Syrian Kurds are undergoing combat training for the purpose of subsequent transfer to Ukrainian territory."
The SVR also said the US Al-Tanf base in Syria was transformed into a terrorist "hub", where US loyal militants got trained for transfer to Ukraine.
US sponsoring ISIS in Afghanistan
The Russian presidential envoy for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, confirmed last January that evidence exists of the US attempting to build ties with current Afghan authorities while secretly sponsoring Daesh (ISIS).
"Yes, there is such data, they [the US authorities] do it not for good, but for harm, because they really want to avenge their shameful military-political defeat in Afghanistan and, in retaliation, they do everything so that peace is not established in this long-suffering land, but even worse is that, in addition to contacts with the armed opposition in Afghanistan, the Anglo-Saxons secretly sponsor the Daesh," Kabulov stated then.
US sending militants of terrorist organizations to fight in Ukraine
In March 2022, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister, Bashar Al-Jaafari, told Sputnik that there may be a possibility that US special services could be sending ISIS members and Jabhat Al-Nusra (Al-Nusra Front) militants to Ukraine.
"Based on the analysis, we can say that this is quite possibly true. We, as a state, have evidence that the US military in Syria is transferring terrorists from one place to another, especially members of the IS and Jabhat al-Nusra [terrorist group banned in Russia]," Al-Jaafari said then.
The Syrian official said that previously, the US had deployed terrorists from Syria to Afghanistan and Burkina Faso and that Washington's use of mercenaries is a well-established practice.