Disinfo: Former Russian Radio Host Advocates Ethnic Cleansing in Donbas

Summary

Russian journalist and radio personality Matvei Ganapolsky, who works in Ukraine, is advocating ethnic cleansing in the Donbas territories controlled by pro-Russian militants. In Ukraine, no one objects to such statements.

Disproof

During his appearance on channel 112 Ganapolsky never used the term ethnic cleansing, he was actually  talking about the six thousand Ukrainian football fans who went to the World Cup in Russia.

Further debunking by Stopfake.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 113
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 18/06/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: ethnic cleansing, Eastern Ukraine, Human rights, War in Ukraine
  • Outlet: Regnum.ru
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Disproof

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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Disproof

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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Disproof

Many competing and contradictory stories promulgated by Russian state-controlled media on MH17. https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=mh17&disinfo_issue=&date=

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