East StratCom disinformation claim:

OSCE in September repeated there is no evidence of Russian troops and technique in Ukraine. NATO, Pentagon and the US State Department also say there is no evidence.

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Period/date: 4. November 2016

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In fact, OSCE Secretary General said in September: “According to our observers, there are no troops, but we see the presence of military equipment from outside. Also we see a large presence of equipment and fuel, it also came from somewhere. In addition, there are foreign officers.” http://112.international/conflict-in-eastern-ukraine/osce-not-confirms-russian-troops-presence-in-donbas-zannier-9389.html // NATO talked about Russian troops in Ukraine already in 2014: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30025138 // The US also confirmed the Russian troops in Ukraine: http://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/604483 // President Putin himself confirmed the presence of Russian military units in the country in December 2015 http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/50971 and in October 2016 http://www.interpretermag.com/day-968/

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