Putin says Western instructors in Ukraine, disguised as mercenaries

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Western military instructors were active in Ukraine, operating undercover as mercenary fighters.

“There are specialists there under the guise of mercenaries,” Putin said in a press conference when asked about comments by Ukraine’s top commander that discussions were being held on sending French military instructors to the country.

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