Disinfo: Polish mercenary soldiers are fighting in Donbas


Polish mercenary soldiers are fighting in Donbas.


There are no Polish soldiers fighting in Donbas. The Polish Ministry of National Defence confirmed that the only Polish soldiers that are in Ukraine are there for training purposes. They do not take part in any armed conflict.bit.ly/2syt357,


  • Reported in: Issue 75
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 03/07/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, Poland
  • Keywords: Donbas, Foreign mercenaries
  • Outlet: news-front.info


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