East StratCom disinformation claim:

US-Ukrainian joint military exercises on Ukrainian territory have gradually transformed into the creation of a permanent American base. The initial signal was already a fact that similar exercises usually last for several days or weeks, but US troops remain there for several months.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 24. January 2016 to 25. January 2016

Debunk claim:

American soldiers were invited by the Ukrainian government to train with the regular Ukrainian army. Joint training should continue until November 2016, what will happen after that is just a matter of speculation: http://www.eur.army.mil/fearlessguardian/

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by European Values Think-Tank in Disinformation Review issue 13. The item is located at row number 19 in the report.

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