Disinfo: Soldiers of the Ukrainian army take drugs and therefore are…

Summary

Soldiers of the Ukrainian army take drugs and therefore are able to keep on going even if they have been seriously wounded.

Disproof

Reoccurring conspiracy theory about superhuman capabilities of Ukrainian soldiers. No evidence provided.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 76
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/07/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Drugs, War in Ukraine

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Disproof

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Disproof

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