DISINFO: There are US snipers fighting on the Ukrainian side in...
  • Outlet: kp.ru (archived)*
  • Date of publication: October 10, 2016
  • Outlet language(s): Russian
  • Reported in: Issue 44
  • Countries / regions discussed: US, Ukraine
War in Ukraine

DISINFO: There are US snipers fighting on the Ukrainian side in...


There are US snipers fighting on the Ukrainian side in the Eastern Ukraine.


The information comes from clearly biased source Eduard Basurin, defence spokesperson of self-proclaimed Donetsk Peoples Republic. On October 10 Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak met US Senator Joe Donnelly to discuss US support for Ukraine, however there was no mention of any US snipers working in East Ukraine. Since spring 2016, three Americans have officially and openly volunteered with the Ukrainan armed forces, signing a contract as required by Ukrainian law. Of the three, one has since left Ukraine. bit.ly/2eiyEki,


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