Disinfo: Ukrainian soldier shot by Polish soldier near Lviv


In the village of Starychi, a man’s body was found with gunshot wounds. The identity of the deceased was established as a serviceman of the 184 training centre of the National Academy of Ground Forces named after the hit man Pyotr Sagaidachny. A Polish soldier is suspected of murder.


No evidence is given to back up these claims. The press service of the police of the Lviv region said that "information about this event is not true and the communications department of the police of the Lviv region did not prepare or distribute this material." The publication used fake screenshots allegedly from the official site of the Lviv police.

Also, later, the newspaper “Ratusha” which was the first one to share this information, made a statement that their editorial office did not post this news item on its website, alleging that their website was hacked.

Further debunking by Keyboard Warriors (Wojownicy Klawiatury) and Konkret24.


  • Reported in: Issue 166
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27/09/2019
  • Language/target audience: Polish, Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, Poland
  • Keywords: Military, Military exercise


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