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CAF on Reported “Instructors” in Eastern Ukraine: They’re Not Ours

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The Russian military TV network says Canadian and U.S. “instructors” are close to the line between Ukrainian forces and Russian-supported separatists in eastern Ukraine.

I checked with the CAF Info-machine, and Canadian Joint Operations Command spokesperson Major Steve Neta, was pretty clear in an email:

“I can confirm 100% that we do not have any personnel in Konstaninovka.”

Stay tuned for more lies from the Russian (Dis)Info-machine …


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26 June 17 at 20:40

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RUS Army Media: “Canadian instructors” near UKR front lines?

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This from a pro-Russian/separatist website (looking like it might be registered via a URL-hosting agency in Toronto) carrying “news” from Ukraine (archive.org link here):

Basurin: 50 American and Canadian Instructors Arrived Near Konstantinovka in the DPR

A railway echelon with staff and heavy weapons of the UAF, including a MLRS BM-21 Grad, arrived at the district of the settlement of Vladimirovka in southern Donetsk. This was reported by the second-in-command of the operative command of the DPR Eduard Basurin. He also stated that the Ukrainian Armed Forces used the “grain truce” in Donbass to rearrange forces and means in the conflict zone.

     “The development of the situation on the contact line allows to draw the conclusion that under the cover of the ‘grain truce’ the Ukrainian Armed Forces carry out the strengthening of units in the Donetsk and Mariupol directions, distributing forbidden arms,” noted Basurin.

In addition, near Volnovakha the militiamen recorded three railway echelons of carriages with ammunition for tanks, and also shells for MLRS and shells and powder charges for 122 and 152-mm barreled artillery. A column of 28 UAF tanks moved towards Avdeevka. And the “Kharkov” battalion of the Ukrainian Armed Forces is already entrenched in the city.

About 50 American and Canadian instructors arrived near Konstantinovka. According to the intelligence data of the DPR, the foreign experts plan to begin work in Mariupol.

Where’d this originally come from?  Here (original article in Russian – archive.org version here), at Zvezda (Russian for “The Star”), a TV network run by Russia’s Ministry of Defence.  Here’s a Google translation of that story:

VSU (Ukrainian forces) draws Grads to the line of contact

A trainload with personnel and heavy armament of the Armed Forces, including the ML-21 Grad missile system, arrived in the area of ​​the village of Vladimirovka, south of Donetsk. This was announced by Eduard Bazurin, deputy commander of the operational command of the Democratic People’s Republic of Donbas.

The Ukrainian siloviki used the “bread truce” in the Donbass to regroup their forces and assets in the conflict zone. This was stated by Eduard Bazurin, deputy commander of the operational command of the Democratic People’s Republic of France.

     “The existing situation on the contact line allows us to conclude that under the cover of the” bread truce “Ukrainian security forces are strengthening the units in the Donetsk and Mariupol directions, dispersing the prohibited weapons,” said Basurin.

According to him, a railway train with personnel and heavy weapons, including the BM-21 Grad missile system, arrived in the area of ​​the village of Vladimirovka to the south of Donetsk. In addition, at Volnova, militiamen recorded three railroad echelons of goods wagons with ammunition for tanks, as well as shells for MLRS and shells and powder charges for 122 and 152-mm barrel artillery. Towards Avdeevka, a column of 28 tanks of the APU moves. And in the city itself there is a battalion of Ukrainian siloviki “Kharkov”.

About 50 American and Canadian instructors arrived at Konstantinovka. According to the intelligence of the DNR, foreign specialists plan to start work in Mariupol.

From 00:00 on June 25 in the Donbass the so-called “grain truce” began at the time of harvesting . The silence mode should last until August 31.

The full text of both the English & Russian stories are also downloadable here (PDF).

Where’s Konstantinovka?  Here – about 200 km by road north of Mariupol (where they’re alleged to be getting ready to work in), and more than 1,200 km east of where the CAF Info-machine says Canadian troops are based to help train Ukrainian troops.

I’m waiting for an official response from the CAF re:  Canadian troops being there (I’m going to guess a loonie they’re not), but caveat lector …


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25 June 17 at 22:00

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25 June 17 at 15:16

MILNEWS.ca #UKR + Cold War 2.0 Update as of 241200UTC June 2017

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