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A provocation by the Ukrainian armed forces was prevented in Donbas

Summary of Disinformation

A provocation with the use of “disguised” soldiers, Ukrainian armed forces dressed as Russian soldiers, was prevented by the work of the intelligence of the Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR). We can assume that the planned action thereby failed.


Recurring narrative trying to deny the involvement of Russian soldiers in the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. The only evidence provided is a photo of Ukrainian special forces. Stopfake has however shown that the photo used is from 2015 and taken in Kiev. The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission, supposedly alerted by the separatists to the presence of suspicious men wearing Russian military uniforms, makes no mention of any such persons in Shchastia or its vicinity.

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Reported in: Issue 113
Date: 12.06.2018
Language: Russian
Country: Ukraine
Keywords: Eastern Ukraine, Provocation, War in Ukraine, Donbas
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Slovodel.com
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