Disinfo: Repressions, camps and no production – Kyiv shows what fate it has planned for Donbas


In the case of Donbas returning to its control, Kyiv plans not only to begin political repressions and mass incarceration of unwanted people in prisons but also to completely abandon the restoration of infrastructure and economy in the region. Deputy Secretary of the Security Council of Ukraine Serhiy Kryvonos stated this on-air for the Apostrophe TV channel.


This is a highly manipulative story, consistent with the Pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the war in Ukraine and abandoning Donbas region.

The Deputy Secretary of the Security Council of Ukraine Serhiy Kryvonos did not say that Kyiv is planning to "to begin political repressions and mass incarceration of unwanted people” in the Donbas. He also did not say that the authorities are going to abandon the restoration of infrastructure and the economy in the region.

In the interview with Apostrophe TV, Kryvonos claimed that political restrictions and criminal liability can be applied to persons who committed crimes and this will depend on the level of the offence. Kryvonos also noticed that Kyiv should have a "clear plan" on the restoration of the infrastructure of Donbas, but there is no point in the restoring of unnecessary centres of production as the sales market has been changed.


  • Reported in: Issue 209
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 30/08/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Eastern Ukraine, War in Ukraine, Donbas


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