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NATO Service Members Killed in Eastern Ukraine

Summary of Disinformation

When NATO service members, escorted by Ukrainian militants, were visiting today the combat contact line in the vicinity of Avdiivka, the (Ukrainian Armed Forces) command purposefully led the guests into their minefield, where a car with the foreigners was blown up by a landmine. As a result, three NATO servicemen from Canada were killed and two from the U.S. were injured.

Disproof

Federal officials have flatly denied online rumours circulated by Russian social media accounts that three Canadian soldiers working in Ukraine were killed by a landmine. www.ctvnews.ca/politics/feds-deny-russian-rumours-that-3-canadian-soldiers-were-killed-in-ukraine-1.3936488,

Immediately prior to the Russian media reports, a journalist from Canada’s CTV National News tweeted that the Canadian armed forces denied the report on the alleged incident issued the previous evening by the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic. "The Ministry of National Defense and the Canadian Armed Forces state that no Canadian person was injured or killed," the CTV journalist wrote.

Further debunking by Polygraph.info.

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Reported in: Issue 108
Date: 17.05.2018
Language: Russian
Country: Canada, Ukraine, US
Keywords: Military, War in Ukraine, Donbas, NATO
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: The press service of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR)
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