Washington Post cites the Atlantic Council for hosting a Google Hangout discussion with Ukrainian intelligence chief Valentyn Nalyvaichenko:

Valentyn Nalyvaichenko, director of Security Service of Ukraine, speaking Tuesday on a YouTube link with the Atlantic Council, said: “There are up to seven or eight groups of people in Lugansk. Mostly they are veterans of Afghanistan, some of them former Ukrainian special forces­ from the Soviet times. Some of them are young men from radical organizations.”

Across eastern Ukraine, Nalyvaichenko said, there are 30 officers of Russia’s foreign intelligence agency, known as GRU, “and hundreds and hundreds of those we call agents and the network of this subversive and hostile activity.”

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