Bessarabian Bulgarians in Ukraine are being harassed due to their…

Summary

Bessarabian Bulgarians in Ukraine are being harassed due to their ethnicity.

Disproof

No evidence given. About a week prior to the report, there was an incident with a politician with Bulgarian origins in Ukraine, but the incident was not as serious as the one descibed and it did not have anything to do with ethnicity bit.ly/2scsAUT, . It is a common tactic of pro-Kremlin disinformation in Ukraine to claim that ethnic minority groups are repressed in the country bit.ly/2sNduCb, , bit.ly/2rZEKAZ, .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 71
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 31/05/2017
  • Language/target audience: Bulgaria
  • Country: Bulgaria, Ukraine
  • Keywords: State oppression
  • Outlet: The Bulgarian Times
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Disproof

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