Disinfo: Savchenko is a murderer who tortured POWs in Donbass

Summary

Savchenko is a murderer who tortured POWs in Donbass. // Ukraine and NATO are interested in keeping the conflict with the separatists hot. Ukraine has officially become a NATO base ruled by foreign advisors.

Disproof

Repeating already debunked disinformation. There is compelling evidence that Savchenko did not murder the two Russian journalists (bit.ly/1WbGqMD), . // No evidence given for the other claims.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 29
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 02/06/2016
  • Language/target audience: Czech
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Nadiya Savchenko, War in Ukraine, Donbas, NATO
  • Outlet: protiproud.parlamentnilisty.cz

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