© Collage: Voice of Russia
The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has denied reports of a number of CIA agents allegedly killed in clashes between forces loyal to the Kiev authorities and self-defense units in eastern Ukraine.
Earlier, the People’s Mayor of Slavyansk, Vyacheslav Ponomaryov, announced that Kiev-controlled troops and law enforcers had sustained heavy losses during a so-called "counter-terrorist" operation in the east of the country.
At least 650 servicemen were killed, wounded or taken prisoner in the past ten 10 days, he said. There are 70 foreigners among them and of those 13 agents of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation and CIA were killed and 12 others were wounded, Ponomaryov told reporters.
A CIA official claimed on the US embassy in Berlin's official Twitter page of the that no such incidents had taken place and that allegations by pro-Russian activists did not correspond to reality.
US pays $8 million a month to have its private armies deployed in Ukraine - British press
by Andrey Fedyashin