UK and US specialists are training Ukrainians to perform terror attacks

Summary

Instructors from MI-6 and CIA are training Ukrainian special forces to perform terror attacks in Donbass. This was revealed at a press conference in Moscow by Vasiliy Prozorov, a former officer of the Ukrainian state security organ, the SBU. Russian parliamentarians demand US and UK investigate the claims.

Disproof

Unfounded, recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative on foreign military involved in fighting in Ukraine.

Examples of cases with accusations of foreign military in Ukraine can be found here, here and here.

 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 142
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25/03/2019
  • Language/target audience: English, Russian
  • Country: UK, Russia, Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: Eastern Ukraine, Terrorism, Conspiracy, Foreign mercenaries
  • Outlet: RIA Novosti Rossiyskaya Gazeta South Front Komsomolskaya Pravda TV Zvezda
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Disproof

No evidence provided. This disinformation message is consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin narratives about the belligerent West attempting to encircle and weaken Russia.

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Disproof

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