How Czech USAID Grant Consumers “Weaved” Intel Network in LDPR

Translated by Ollie Richardson & Angelina Siard


The American concept of “soft power” implies, among other things, searching in other countries for people willing to work for the advancement of American interests. Naturally, not gratuitously, but for a substantial reward.

What was once called “a jar of jam and a basket of cookies”, now the traitors work for grants expressed in green dollars (except Maidan suckers, who, as we know, are known to jump for cookies).

Various funds of the USAID and NED kind, which work for the “advance of democracy”, search  for venal “dissidents”. They organize a set of seminars, training, lectures, and other cultural and mass programs during which they collect suitable staff.

Besides this, they place grant adverts that announce the tasks and the amounts they are ready to pay for these tasks. Thanks to this, potential agents of influence get clients.

Many “human rights” organizations have existed in this way for decades on US grants, and their members made serving American interests their main occupation in life (because those parasites are not capable of doing anything else).

Threads come from far away

The organization “People in Need” (PIN), created in 1992 by two Czech dissidents, is no exception.

Although this story began even earlier, because Shimon Panek and Yaromir Shtetina (the founders of PIN) were active members of the Czech “velvet revolution” of 1989.

Shtetina, born in 1943 (probably from a “true Aryan”), in fact, also took part in the failure of the “velvet revolution” in 1968. So we can say that this person gave their life to serving American interests.

Thus, in 1989, “activists of Czech euromaidan” won, it was necessary to live after, as they are not capable of working, so they had to register in the commercial court in Prague on 16 April 1992 for the grant organization “PIN”.

Legal address: Prague, St. Safarikovad, 63.

It is a legal entity with the status of a “company providing general services.”

The types of activities are: organization of humanitarian assistance in the Czech Republic and abroad, political assistance, educational activities, seminars, publishing, manufacturing, advertising, property rentals, property management, brokerage services and others. In general, “in summary – every whim for your grants.”

But the main activity of this organization was various Russophobic/anti-Russian activities. Funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the UK Department for International Development (UKAID), the organization “PIN” actively films and shows movies about “terrible Russia”, lectures about “terrible Putin”, including in Universities and secondary schools in the Czech Republic, so that Czech children will know since childhood “who their enemy” is.

In the framework of the project “One World”, PIN hold Russophobic “film festivals and competitions of caricatures of the leaders of the LDPR (although, one wonders what business the Czechs have in Donetsk?), conduct workshops like “the Truth against Russian propaganda”, and actively support (both financial and media) various Russophobes. For example, they bring to Europe the exhibition of the artist-caricaturist Zakharov, who fled Donetsk and negatively depicts Putin, Lavrov, Zakharchenko, commanders of the Donetsk militia, and other Russian and pro-Russian figures.

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Russian trace

In the Russian Federation the activities of the organization “People in Need” also has a fairly long history. They operated in Russia since the First Chechen war, engaging in humanitarian and human rights activities in Chechnya and Ingushetia.

After the Second Chechen war began in 2000, PIN returned to the region to resume work.

And then, in 2005, the activities of “People in Need” was suddenly prohibited in Russia. Moreover, it was banned after a big scandal that Western “human rights activists” failed to completely cover up.

Prior to that, PIN, under the pretext of charity, worked in Chechnya. In particular, distributing aid supplies and ran courses in sewing for Chechen women, English language learning, and computer literacy.

However, in December 2004 in the basement of the women’s “Iman” center, ran by PIN, known Wahhabi militant Isa Sakaev, assistant of the terrorist Shamil Basayev and the leader of a gang in the Shali district of Chechnya, was discovered and eliminated by Russian security forces.

In the hideout, where he was hiding, a cache of weapons was also discovered, including machine guns, 2 “RPG” grenade launchers, 4 “f-1” grenades, roadside bombs, 6 bombs, 15 kilograms of plastics explosives, “Kenwood” radio station, prepared for use remote detonators, 3 fake completed official police IDs, and multiple identities of the FSB, the Defense Ministry, and Military Prosecutor’s Office.

The then Interior Minister of Chechnya Ruslan Alkhanov said that there was an underground printing press for the production of these fake documents.

According to operational data, the Iman center had long been used by terrorists for so-called leaders of the Jamaat.

So, we at least have:

  • coordinating the activities of terrorists;
  • harboring terrorists;
  • illegal storage of weapons;
  • forgery.

This, by the way, is not the only recorded case of cooperation of “PIN” with terrorists. Before that, in August 2004,  26-year-old Yunus Makaev was detained, who worked together with his friend in another center of the organization. He was accused of exploding the car of “Ural” Tyumen OMON and several other crimes.

And who knows how many other terrorists were hiding behind human rights cover, how much money was handed over by organization to the terrorists, how much intelligence information was gathered for them and their American curators?

Despite this, the head of “PIN” called the prohibition of activities of the organizations in Russia “deplorable, unfounded, and unfair.”

PIN and Euromaidan

Trying to earn more “cookies” from their employers from USAID, the leaders of PIN were actively working on euromaidan in Kiev. In particular, they organized the so-called “Medical Hundred”, and also carried out organizational and methodological support of the state coup.

After the state coup, PIN did not stop their activities in Ukraine, but only redirected their efforts to the organization of activities of so-called “volunteers”, actively supporting the fighting in Donbass by the Kiev punisher groups.

In particular, one of the PIN projects was “Winter checkpoint”, whose task was to ensure the support of UAF punishers (which is a direct violation of all possible norms of human rights and charitable activities, because for humanitarian organizations, any overt support for military personnel and paramilitary gangs is prohibited).

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The structure of PIN in Ukraine and Novorossiya

1. The office in Kiev, 5 to 10 people. Director is always a foreigner (now a woman, a French citizen). All others are citizens of Ukraine.

2. Office in Slavyansk. Very large, from 120 to 150 people.

In general, all of them are members of Protestant sects or are immigrants from DPR (for them to hire namely immigrants and sectarians especially in Slavyansk is obvious priority in the aim of subsequent infiltrate them back into the DPR).

A foreigner runs the office. The main PIN expert on security in Ukraine (also a foreigner) is based in Slavyansk. He periodically comes to the DPR and LPR.

3. Office in Donetsk, from 50 to 70 people.

Until recently, it was formally headed by citizen of Kyrgyzstan Dina Urazbaeva, but from September 2015, actually running the office is Ekaterina Sviridenko (Deputy head of office).

Second in importance is the head of the security service – Vladislav Rozanov (from Donetsk, a resident of the Kalinin district). He repeatedly participated in training courses in Slavyansk and Kiev. Officially, he is responsible for the safety of employees, and informally directs the gathering of intelligence from the DPR (military, political and socio-economic in nature) and regularly sends them by internal mail to Slavyansk. He is directly and exclusively subordinated to the head of security of PIN in Slavyansk.

Then in the hierarchy are the heads of departments. In Donetsk, there are three of them.

A) Division of food aid and hygiene, led by Oleg Dzadik (FOOD). He works primarily with a group of volunteers MOST, through which all humanitarian aid from PIN is distributed. This is the only subordinate agent of PIN, excluding members of sects, who sometimes gives out aid (mostly carry it on houses of the same sect).

B) Division of housing reconstruction (SHELTER). It is led by Natalia Cojohar (resident of Khanzhonkovo). She is responsible for installing cheap and poor quality plastic windows.

C) Division for the restoration of the water supply (WATER). It is led by Ivan Ignatov (resident of Donetsk). Through this division PIN smuggles a variety of equipment, including for water, then it is partially transported to the LPR.

There are very close relations between PIN and the American organization “MercyCorps”, whose leader, Oksana Mikitenko, was recently arrested by the security services of the LPR. The representative of “MercyCorps” Stuart Villcuts repeatedly came to Donetsk (settled always in the Ramada Inn).

PIN also leases a large warehouse on Bauman street in Donetsk. It is led by Eduard Karpenko (Trustee of Ekaterina Sviridenko).

4. Office in the LPR, about 10 people. There is Mr Stakhanov. Head office regular visits Donetsk, where talks take place behind closed doors with the heads of office in Donetsk and the PIN security officer.

PIN in Novorossiya

Despite its obvious Russophobic activities and support of Euromaidan and punitive operations of the Kiev regime, using the fact that Novorossiya is not yet a part of the Russian Federation, and it is not subject to Russia’s ban, grant consumers from “People in Need” launched active work on the territory of the LDPR.

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The heads of PIN in the Novorossiya Ekaterina Sviridenko, Oleg Zadik, and Vladislav Rozanov received special instruction (how to behave in the event of the possible arrest in the DPR, how to answer questions during interrogations). The instruction was provided in Donetsk in the summer of 2015, by the Polish citizen Michal Przedlatsky.

Subsequently, Przedlatsky left Ukraine and is now working in the structure of PIN in Syria as the main expert on safety (where this organization is also engaged in espionage and propaganda in favor of the United States).

The volunteer group “MOST”, organized by PIN, regularly provides its leadership in Kiev monitoring the mood of the DPR population, generates lists of Trustees of DPR officials, dissatisfied with the situation in the DPR, prepares the way for the creation of non-systematic opposition.

Head of the Donetsk office Sviridenko actively cooperates with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPR Mnukhin and the Deputy of the Customs Service of the DPR by Eremin. It is not gratuitous.

PIN gives its humanitarian aid almost exclusively among members of the various Protestant churches, regardless of their financial condition. Among them informants are recruited, as well as igniting and supporting resentment and protests. Also they recruited actively anti-Republic agitprop campaigning on social networks, fuelling anti-Russian and anti-Republic sentiments in the style of “Russia abandoned us” and “it is better to return to Ukraine”.

At the same time, the gathering of intelligence for military, political, and socio-economic needs, the attempts to recruit LDPR officials are a regular occurrence, including the allocation to them of personal humanitarian aid.”

The activities of PIN on the territory of the DPR is done with the permission of the Accreditation Commission.

The staff of PIN don’t forget about personal enrichment. For example, in November 2015, an employee of PIN and member of the Evangelical sect of Sergey Saprykin, during the distribution of food packages, offered a lonely old woman to sign over an apartment to him, and in return promised to provide regular humanitarian assistance. The woman called the hotline of the Ministry of State Security and reported it. In the future, the incident was hushed up, and Saprykin continues to work in the organization.

After all the above I have just a couple of questions:

1. How an organization with such a long and dirty trail of Russophobic activities and espionage in favor of the United States (and security service) was able to continue its operations in LDRP? How they were admitted there and given accreditation, bearing in mind that there is quite a lot of normal, but in no way tainted, charity organizations willing to cooperate with Russian volunteers?

2. Where are the DPR law enforcement agencies looking, if in their position they cannot see what is even visible from Moscow?


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