Disinfo: A Ukrainian army tank crushed a civilian car with three passengers in

Summary

A Ukrainian army tank crushed a civilian car with three passengers in southeastern Ukraine, as confirmed by deputy defense minister and defense spokesman of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic Eduard Basurin.

Disproof

The residents of the town however could not confirm such an incident had taken place and the local police called the event fabricated. No photographs have been found of the alleged accident, there is no mention of such an incident in social media and OSCE monitors have not recorded such an event in their daily reports. Debunk from StopFake.

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  • Reported in: Issue 52
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 08/11/2016
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine
  • Keywords: War crimes, DPR
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American NGO lies about Russian involvement in attacks against schools in Syria

The American NGO Human Rights Watch lies about Russian involvement in attacks on schools in Syria.

Disproof

Human Rights Watch has presented evidence such as witness statements, videos and satellite imagery to support their claims. Furthermore, their claims are supported by several other NGO's and state representatives. Russian officials first claimed that they were not involved, and later claimed that the attack did not take place - in spite of the evidence presented.