(NEWSER) – US intelligence has recordings of Russian officials giving orders to operatives in the Ukraine, proving that Russia is indeed behind the forces destabilizing Eastern Ukraine, John Kerry told Trilateral Commission leaders Friday, in a closed-door meeting that, ironically enough, was recorded and leaked to the Daily Beast. "Everybody can tell the difference in the accents, in the idioms, in the language. We know exactly who’s giving those orders," Kerry said. "This is insulting to everybody's intelligence, let alone to our nations and how we ought to be behaving in the 21st century. It's thuggism."

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