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National Guard shoots down “false” Russian file approximately U.S. troops in Ukraine

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Mar 19, 2022

The National Guard disputed a Russian media file that claimed 3 American infantrymen had been killed in Ukraine. In a declaration on Thursday, the shield stated now no longer simplest become the file “false,” however that the infantrymen named withinside the file had been now no longer even in Ukraine.
Earlier Thursday, Russian on-line information site “Pravda” pronounced 3 Tennessee National Guard contributors had been killed in Marinka, Ukraine, and classified them “mercenaries.” However, the National Guard refuted the allegations in a declaration the identical day.
“They are accounted for, secure and now no longer, because the article headline erroneously states, US mercenaries killed in Donetsk People’s Republic,” the workplace of the Tennessee Adjutant General stated.
This afternoon the Russian media outlet “Pravda” falsely pronounced that 3 contributors of the Tennessee National Guard, which it classified as “mercenaries” had been killed whilst preventing in Ukraine. The reporting by “Pravda” is patently false. Statement: https://t.co/8aX1hVYZuI pic.twitter.com/b80lHu04AI
— NGB-PA Press Desk (@NGBPA1636) March 17, 2022
The infantrymen diagnosed withinside the Russian file are both present day or former contributors of the Tennessee National Guard, the declaration added. They had been allegedly focused after contributors of the Tennessee National Guard’s 278th Armored Calvary Regiment took element in a 2018 multinational education undertaking in Ukraine, and the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service posted articles at the undertaking.
More than two hundred infantrymen assisted the Ukrainian Armed Forces with the improvement of a fight education middle in the course of the 2018 undertaking. All Tennessee National Guard contributors back adequately in 2019, the declaration stated.
While a battle wages on in Ukraine, worries approximately Russian’s disinformation and incorrect information efforts hold to grow. Russia banned Instagram, closed down its impartial information retailers and exceeded a brand new regulation this month threatening newshounds with prolonged jail sentences in the event that they put up so-referred to as faux records approximately the country’s armed forces.
Nika Aleksejeva, the lead virtual forensic researcher withinside the Baltic States on the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab, advised CBS News on Thursday that the records area is the “battlefield” and Russia is attempting to taking manipulate of it “as a great deal because it can,” because it works to “demoralize” Ukrainian infantrymen and manipulate the message domestically.
“The [Russian] propaganda gadget is running absolutely to offer justifications for the so-referred to as navy operation,” Aleksejeva stated.