Four Ukrainian security officers were shot on the border with Hungary

Summary

Four officers of Ukraine’s Security Service were killed near the town of Vinohradiv in Transcarpathia close to the border with Hungary.

Disproof

No evidence given except anonymous sources. Several Telegram channels started spreading this information referring only to some inside sources.

The SSU Office in the Transcarpathian region stated that some sources were disseminating inaccurate information about the “disappearance of a group of SBU employees. This is not true. We urge everyone not to disseminate fake information”, the department said.

After the news of the alleged murders appeared, SSU spokeswoman Olena Gitlyanska noted that the story was “complete nonsense”.

The editor-in-chief of the site “Censor.net” Yuriy Butusov also noted that he specifically checked this story with a number of SSU employees in Kyiv and Transcarpathia and confirmed that it is fake.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 178
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/12/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Hungary, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Organised crime, Ukraine, Abandoned Ukraine, Ukrainian disintegration
  • Outlet: Moskovskyi Komsomolets, RIA Novosti, Ukraina.ru, Komsomolskaya pravda, BFM.ru
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Disproof

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Disproof

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Disproof

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