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50 thousand people would have got killed in Donbas if Russia did not intervene in Ukraine in 2014

Summary of Disinformation

If our country [Russia] did not intervene that spring of the year of 2014, not ten thousand would have got killed there, but fifty thousand.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation.

The human rights missions that travelled to Ukraine in 2014 did not find evidence that the Russian minority would have been in any danger:

1. The Advisory Committee’s Ad hoc Report on the situation of national minorities in Ukraine, adopted on 1 April 2014, Council of Europe;

2. Report on the human rights situation in Ukraine, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, 15 June 2014;

4. Statement by the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities on her Recent Visit to Ukraine, 4 April 2014, Statement of 19 September 2014

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Reported in: Issue 95
Date: 16.01.2018
Language: Russian
Country of Origin: Russia, Ukraine
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Keywords: War in Ukraine
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Vremya pokazhet @Pervyi kanal, 28:33
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