Disinfo: An officer of the “National Militia” of the “Luhansk People’s…


An officer of the “National Militia” of the “Luhansk People’s Republic” has pleaded with the OSCE mission in Ukraine to protect his family from attacks by Ukrainian special forces, which are threatening and terrorising him and his family, and has already taken away his children.


No evidence given. The separatists' outlet MIA Istok is known for spreading disinformation.


  • Reported in: Issue 43
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27/09/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Stealing children, OSCE
  • Outlet: miaistok.su


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