Disinfo: ATO is a terrorist operation conducted by the Ukrainian leadership…

Summary

ATO is a terrorist operation conducted by the Ukrainian leadership against its own people. //The struggle of the Ukrainian military in Donbass is a “godless affair”. The separatists have God on their side as they are fighting for the right cause. // Ukrainians are Russian in fact. // There is a civil war going on in Eastern Ukraine.

Disproof

The Ukrainian army in Eastern Ukraine is defending the country's sovereignty, territorial integrity and citizens (bit.ly/1RMKnDr), . // Repeating an already debunked myth. Ukraine is a sovereign nation. // The war in Ukraine is a result of Russian aggression (bit.ly/1KpsngN), .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 23
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/04/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Civil war, War in Ukraine, Donbas, Terrorism
  • Outlet: Igor Druz (expert, RISS) on Yury Kotenok's video blog

Disclaimer

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