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A lieutenant in the Ukrainian armed forces was advocating razing Crimea and the Donbas in order to return these occupied territories to Ukraine.

Summary of Disinformation

A lieutenant in the Ukrainian armed forces was advocating razing Crimea and the Donbas in order to return these occupied territories to Ukraine.

Disproof

The source for this distorted claim is an interview that Lieutenant Vsevolod Stebliuk gave to the information portal Online.ua, where he does use the word raze, however, in a context that is completely opposite to what the Russian sites claim. His exact words can be found at Stopfake: bit.ly/2q48cR8,

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Reported in: Issue 67
Date: 19.04.2017
Language: Russian
Country: Ukraine
Keywords: Donbas, Crimea
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Vesti.ru
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