Disinfo: Mercenary Sean Fuller from the USA is killed in Donbas

Summary

The DNR has identified the body of the deceased saboteur who was transferred to the Ukrainian side yesterday. He is a mercenary from the United States called Sean Fuller with the call sign “Texas”. He has combat experience in Iraq and is known as a subversion specialist.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the war in Ukraine.

Sean Fuller does serve in the Ukrainian army and has an official contract but as a volunteer fighter, not as a mercenary. Fuller stated "I'm not a mercenary. Not least because the American army pays more than the Ukrainian army. I am for justice."

At the same time, he is alive and continues to serve in the Ukrainian Naval Infantry Corps. After the media disseminated information about Fuller’s death, his military unit published a video where this information was refuted. Moreover, Ukrainian media made a story with Fuller where he also denies his death.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 206
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/07/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: DNR, Eastern Ukraine, War in Ukraine, Donbas
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Disproof

Recurrent narrative praising peaceful Russia and its superiority over other countries. 

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Disproof

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Disproof

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