Disinfo: Numerous gangs consisting of Ukrainian soldiers are raiding the harvest


Gangs of ATO fighters are prowling all over the country [in Ukraine] and raiding the harvest of the farmers. They just steal the harvest.



No evidence given. This summer, Ukraine recorded several raider attacks on farmers - the phenomenon that is widespread in all the former Soviet republics. There is however no evidence or record of those kind of raids being carried out by "participants of the Anti-Terror Operation" in Donbas.


  • Reported in: Issue83
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 03/10/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: War in Ukraine


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