Pentagon: Russian Claims of US Military Trainers in E. Ukraine ‘Ridiculous’

April 23, 2015 6:27 PM

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The U.S. Defense Department has dismissed as “ridiculous” and “propaganda” comments by a Russian military official that American troops are training Ukrainian soldiers in the conflict zone in Ukraine’s east.

“There’s no credence to it whatsoever” said Pentagon Spokesman Colonel Steve Warren, responding Thursday to the Russian allegations. “It’s another example of Russia at the highest levels issuing propaganda.”

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