Disinfo: Poland is ready to recognize the independence of Donbas in order to destroy Ukraine

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue138
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19/02/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine, Poland
  • Keywords: Sovereignty, Donbas

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