US releases photo 'evidence' of Russian troops in Ukraine
Published on Apr 22, 2014 10:10 AM
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The US State Department on Monday released images - provided by Ukraine - which it says proves armed separatists in eastern Ukraine are actually Russian military or intelligence officers.
It is the latest attempt by the United States to disprove Moscow's claims that it has nothing to do with pro-Russian separatists.
State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said as well as those from the Ukrainian authorities, images widely available in the international press or on Twitter indicate the men are Russian forces.
They "show either individuals or signs of a connection with... between Russia and some of the armed militants in eastern Ukraine," said Psaki.
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