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No links between Donbas militants and neo-Nazis

Summary of Disinformation

Rebel forces in eastern Ukraine have never been associated with the neo-Nazis.

Disproof

Recurring disinformation narrative painting Russia and its proxies in east Ukraine as sworn enemies of fascism.

Both the so-called "rebels" occupying swathes of sovereign Ukrainian territory and their local precursors have numerous links to neo-Nazi and other far-right movements.

Pavel Gubarev, the first "people's governor" of the "Donetsk people's republic," is a former member of the neo-Nazi Russian National Unity.

See here for additional debunking by Polygraph.info, particularly the section titled "The neo-Nazis amidst Russian rebel ranks."

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Reported in: Issue 158
Date: 15.07.2019
Language: English
Country: Russia, Ukraine
Keywords: War in Ukraine, Donbas, Nazi/Fascist
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: RT (rt.com)
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