Disinfo: Members of Azov shelled the separatist controlled village of Bezimenne…

Summary

Members of Azov shelled the separatist controlled village of Bezimenne on 9 May, Victory Day, as proven by a video of the event.

Disproof

All the footage in this video, including that used in Sladkov’s report, comes from a video put out by the “Azov media” YouTube channel entitled “Azov’s legendary field gun ‘Babushka’”. It was posted on 23 November 2015 (bit.ly/2tfv0QP).

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 75
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 02/07/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: War in Ukraine, Azov Battalion
  • Outlet: Vesti Nedeli @ Rossiya 1 (40:26)

Disclaimer

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Disproof

This is disinformation from last year.  The post was a social experiment; the post was left online for days to study the reactions on social networks and then write an article about it. At that time the outlets did not mention the real reason for the post and the news became viral. This news is just a copy and paste of the former disinfromation.