DISINFO: Possible that Kiev plans provocation with chemical weapons in Donbas
  • Outlet: news-front.info (archived)*
  • Date of publication: May 25, 2018
  • Outlet language(s): Russian
  • Reported in: Issue 112
  • Countries / regions discussed: Ukraine
Eastern Ukraine Provocation Chemical weapons/attack War in Ukraine

DISINFO: Possible that Kiev plans provocation with chemical weapons in Donbas


The SBU or Ukranian military intelligence can commit an act of chemical terrorism in Donbas, in order to blame the separatists for this and escalate the conflict.


No evidence of any war preparations, and no independent sources confirm this. https://www.osce.org/ukraine-smm/reports

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on Ukrainian aggression against Russia. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=provocation&disinfo_issue=&date=, More on the fighting in Eastern Ukraine: https://www.rferl.org/a/29241384.html


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