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Ukrainian army deploys NATO-equipped Polish mercenaries to Donbas

Summary of Disinformation

Ukrainian army deployed up to 30 NATO-equipped Polish mercenaries to Donbas. The lieutenant colonel Andrey Marochko, the representative of the so-called People’s Police of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic announced during his latest briefing that Ukraine’s military was supplementing its 53rd mechanized brigade deployed around the village of Triokhizbenka in the eastern Ukrainian Luhansk region with 30 fighters armed with NATO grade weapons who arrived on the scene speaking Polish.

regnum.ru/news/accidents/2501678.html?fbclid=IwAR2jaGiiF3w48D4Di-JF1amGObkVmOJ5Bp-WUuuNJ5upbqjjvldlpaIW9_o, novorosinform.org/744160, lug-info.com/news/one/vsu-perebrosili-v-raion-trekhizbenki-polskikh-naemnikov-narodnaya-militsiya-39256https://news-front.info/2018/10/16/vsu-perebrosili-v-rajon-trehizbenki-polskih-naemnikov/
web.archive.org/web/20181022132040/http://lug-info.com/error_404, web.archive.org/web/20181022132043/https://regnum.ru/news/accidents/2501678.html?fbclid=IwAR2jaGiiF3w48D4Di-JF1amGObkVmOJ5Bp-WUuuNJ5upbqjjvldlpaIW9_o, web.archive.org/web/20181022132045/https://novorosinform.org/744160

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According to Stop Fake, the Ukrainian Armed Forces press office emphasized that there are no foreigners in the war zone in eastern Ukraine, only exclusively Ukrainian military are deployed there.

Pro-Kremlin sources repeatedly accuse foreign military of taking part in the war in Ukraine without providing any evidence, see dozens of cases in our database. Earlier, Polish Ministry for National Defence  and Lithuania's Armed Forces have confirmed that their soldiers have only delivered trainings to the Armed Forces of Ukraine and do not take part in combat actions.

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Reported in: Issue 123
Date: 16.10.2018
Language: Russian
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Poland
Keywords: Eastern Ukraine, War in Ukraine, NATO, Foreign mercenaries
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: News agency Regnum Novorosinform.org Lug-ingo.com
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