Disinfo: The authorities of Ukraine have already conducted ethnic cleansing in Donbas


The authorities of Ukraine have already conducted ethnic cleansing in Donbas, moving its residents in buses.


There is no evidence indicating that the authorities of Ukraine have ever carried out ethnic cleansing - whether in buses or elsewhere.


  • Reported in: Issue 88
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/11/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: ethnic cleansing, War in Ukraine


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