Kurdish potential in Putin, Lukashenko’s service

More and more details are being revealed about the ongoing migration crisis, manufactured by Russia with Lukashenko’s hands on the Belarus border with Poland. And these details further emphasize the degree of the looming threat.
The fact is that most of the media and officials noting Russia’s role in bringing the migrants to Belarus mostly mention their home countries – Iraq and Syria. At the same time, the ethnic groups in question are what’s really important as well. The thing is that the majority of these migrants are Yazidi Kurds.
Deputy chairman of the World Congress of Yazidis, Khudo Bakoyan, and leader of the Yezidi organization in the Urals, Georgy Asoev, confirmed this fact, but in the propaganda context, complaining about the “suffering” of the refugees and “cruel” Poles who don’t want to let the crowds into their country.
There’s a reason why I decided to focus on the ethnicity of the illegal immigrants exploited in the Belarus-Poland border crisis.

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The fact is that the Kurds, especially the Yazidis, have long been acting in a symbiotic manner alongside Russian intelligence and security services. Moreover, it’s the Yazidis who have remained the most loyal and devoted group among Russia’s ethnic-based gangs.
One of the most recent references to the Yazidis in the context of Kremlin’s special operations is the latest, 44-day war in Karabakh. It was then, in 2020, that Russia, which offered no open military support to Armenia, deployed in Karabakh ethnic formations under own control.
In 2020, a major formation of the Kurdish ethnic group took part in hostilities on the side of the Armenian forces. It included representatives of the Syrian Rojava, militants with the Kurdish Workers’ Party, the Yazidi Kurds who we know had been previously deployed in Syria’s Afrin and Manbij to gain combat experience.

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The Kurds have long been supervised and handled by Russian special services, and also underwent training, led by Russian instructors. For example, PKK militants have been and are being trained in Armenia-based military camps. It is precisely the Yazidi Kurds who live in Alagaz, a settlement where the training ground is located that hosts regular exercises and training sessions of the Russian contingent stationed in Armenia. Under the guise of military exercises, Russia is preparing the Yazidi combat formations at its training grounds for their further deployment in Syria, where they would put up military resistance to Turkey, while in 2020 these groups were sent to Karabakh.
Another peculiar element about the Yazidis is the connection with the world of organized crime.
Among the Yazidi Kurds, there are quite a few high-profile mob bosses, including the most influential of them, Aslan Usoyan – better known in narrow circles as “Ded Khasan” (Old Hasan). At the same time, Usoyan enjoyed patronage of Russian special services, which made him virtually untouchable for Russian legislation despite numerous grounds to lock him up for good.
It was Usoyan who, during the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict (1992-1993), was responsible for financing the Abkhaz militants, whose combat operations were coordinated via Russia’s GRU military intelligence.
After Old Hasan survived an assassination attempt in Abkhazia, he was taken under guard by the GRU, along with his chief  mob accountant Leonid Kaplan.
In 2010, Usoyan was eventually killed in one of his restaurants. The hit was one of the many episodes of the interagency confrontation between the FSB and the GRU, when the first intended to take control of criminal financial flows, including in drug trafficking.

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Later, mob boss Zakhari Kalashov (Shakro Molodoy), who took the helm of the Kurdish clan after Old Hasan’s assassination, was arrested.
I highlighted this particular episode in order to show the deep ties between the Yazidi Kurds and the Russian military intelligence.
And now comes the main thing… The fact that Russia provides the Lukashenko regime with the required numbers of illegal migrants through a certain ethnic group it controls is quite understandable, proving that Moscow is an indisputable ideologist and orchestrator of the migration crisis on the border with Poland. But a much more dangerous factor is the presence among illegal migrants of well-trained militants.
The Russian Federation has long been using massive migration flows to deploy own agents of influence, as well as potential saboteurs and even terrorists, to the EU countries under the guise of people in hardship fleeing conflict areas and simply looking for a better life.
In 2020, I wrote a piece on this topic: “Radical refugees in the Kremlin’s service in Europe and worldwide” and in 2021 the monograph “Strategic Communication in Conditions of Hybrid Warfare: A Range of Perspectives – from Volunteers to Scholars,” in drafting which I partook, devoting a whole section to the issue of penetration into other countries’ borders by Russian assets under the guise of migrants.
On November 10, EUobserver published a commentary by the former ambassador of Belarus to France, ex-minister of culture Pavel Latushka, who said that Belarus, with the GRU support, militants from Afghanistan and Iraq have been undergoing training since this summer, to commit acts of sabotage on the Polish border.
The militants were trained at a base near the village of Opsa in northwestern Belarus, at the site operated by the special active measures department of the country’s State Border Committee.
Obviously, the situation on the border with Poland will not be limited to the migration crisis and humanitarian catastrophe.
As the camps of illegal migrants are replenished with new members, provocations involving the threat of force, acts of terrorism, and sabotage will also increase.
But, the most negative scenario is when, together with thousands of illegal migrants, hundreds of trained saboteurs and potential terrorists will penetrate into Europe.
And then the tragic events that were the result of the migration crisis of 2015, also manufactured by Russia through intensifying hostilities in Syria, may repeat. That’s when a series of bloody terrorist attacks swept across Europe from Paris to Berlin under the guise of the Islamic State, and Moscow, in unison with these terrorist attacks, hollered on all international platforms: “Remove sanctions and let’s fight terrorism together!”

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