'800 Poles' fighting in Ukraine, claim rebels
PR dla Zagranicy
A video which has appeared online shows a group of pro-Russian separatists claiming that “hundreds of Poles” have been fighting against them in eastern Ukraine.
photo - screenshot Youtibe
The Youtube video shows one masked man, dressed in army fatigues, claiming: “We have fought Poles, Czechs and Dutch. In Sievierodonetsk (in the eastern Luhansk region] there are apparently 800 Poles”.
One rebel also claimed that foreign military equipment, including Apache helicopters, Abrams tanks and hummer jeeps, which are not possessed by the Ukraine military, are also in operation in eastern Ukraine.
The Polish foreign ministry has rejected previous claims that Poles are involved in the fighting. (pg)