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Russian TV exposed the lies of US special envoy for Ukraine

Summary of Disinformation

TV channel Russia 1 exposed the lies of U.S. special envoy for Ukraine Kurt Volker. He posted a picture of a woman allegedly shelled by “Donetsk People’s Republic”, whereas in fact she is shelled by Ukrainian army. 

Disproof

In fact, Volker's tweet does not mention "shelling" launched by the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic. He says: "These are some of the many victims of Russia’s aggression in eastern Ukraine. We can stop the suffering if Russia was willing to choose ". The Russian journalist mistranslated the tweet when interviewing the old woman.

Whereas it is not clear whose shelling had hit the woman's house, it is clear whose aggression caused the situation in Ukraine - which is confirmed by International Criminal Court, or PACE.

The photo published by Volker is part of the photojournalist Paula Bronstein's project about the elderly from both sides of the line of demarcation: both in the occupied territories and those controlled Ukraine.

Further debunking by Stop Fake: https://www.stopfake.org/fejk-kanal-rossiya-razoblachil-lozh-spetspredstavitelya-ssha-kurta-volkera/

 

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Reported in: Issue 122
Date: 11.10.2018
Language: Russian
Country: Russia, Ukraine
Keywords: Kurt Volker, Eastern Ukraine, War in Ukraine
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Russia 1
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