Disinfo: The Italian journalist Andrea Rocchelli was deliberately shot by the Ukrainian army


The Italian journalist Andrea Rocchelli, who was killed in May 2014 near Slavyansk in Ukraine alongside Russian journalist Andrei Mironov, was in fact deliberately shot by the Ukrainian army, which had full control of the territory at the time.


The Ukrainian army did not have control over the territory. Slavyansk was occupied in April 2014 by Russian troops and their allies, and was brought back under Ukrainian control in July 2014. bit.ly/2ekIBmS,


  • Reported in: Issue45
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17/10/2016
  • Language/target audience: Italian
  • Country: Italy, Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: War in Ukraine


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