DISINFO: 12 snipers from Lithuania and Georgia arrived in Donbas
  • Outlet: ntv.ru (archived)*
  • Date of publication: April 22, 2018
  • Outlet language(s): Russian
  • Reported in: Issue 105
  • Countries / regions discussed: Lithuania, Ukraine
Foreign mercenaries War in Ukraine

DISINFO: 12 snipers from Lithuania and Georgia arrived in Donbas


12 snipers from Lithuania and Georgia arrived in Donbas to fight for the Ukrainian forces.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation since 2015 on foreign mercenaries. Instructors of the Lithuanian Armed Forces have been contributing to the training of Ukrainian soldiers since August 2015. The military mission in Ukraine was launched to deliver training to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Lithuanian soldiers do not take part in combat actions of the Antiterrorist Operation (ATO) in Eastern Ukraine Further debunking by Delfi.


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