Disinfo: Popular band calls for the destruction of the Ukrainian Government

Summary

The leader of the popular Ukrainian rock band “Okean Elzy” called for the destruction of the current government in Ukraine.

Disproof

According to Stopfake, the singer of the band criticised "the system" in a speech, he did however not call for a destruction of the current government.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue114
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/06/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukrainian disintegration

Disclaimer

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Disproof

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Disproof

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