Disinfo: A footprint of Maidan activists in the terror attack in…

Summary

A footprint of Maidan activists in the terror attack in Istanbul – the head of Ukrainian secret service and a Maidan activist fought for Ahmed Chataev’s freedom.

Disproof

The news story disproportionately exaggerates Ukraine’s role in Chataev’s case. The European Court for Human Rights urged Ukrainian authorities not to extradict Chataev because of his status as an Austrian political refugee: bit.ly/29MKvK7,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 34
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 30/06/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Terrorism, Euromaidan
  • Outlet: politnavigator.net

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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Disproof

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Disproof

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