Ukraine had a plan to “clean up” the population of Crimea, Kharkiv, Donbas and Odessa

Summary

The officials of Ukraine said bluntly that ‘now, we “clean up” Kharkiv, “clean up” Odessa, “clean up” Donbas and get on with Crimea. This plan was announced repeatedly on various levels. They “cleaned up” Kharkiv, “cleaned up” Odessa bloodily and brutally, then went on to  Donbas and came across the resistance there! Therefore the peace in Crimea was established because they got stuck in Donbas.

 

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, no evidence given.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 82
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 28/09/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Kharkiv, Odessa, War in Ukraine, Donbas, Crimea
  • Outlet: Vremya pokazhet @Pervyi kanal, 40:34
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