Disinfo: The Ukrainian authorities have organised genocide in Donbass

Summary

The Ukrainian authorities have organised genocide in Donbass.

Disproof

Repeating already debunked disinformation. Outside of the Russian media there have been no credible reports of threats to the Russian-descent or Russian speaking population (bit.ly/1Tl9X7W), .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue22
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 03/04/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Genocide, War in Ukraine, Donbas

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Disproof

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Disproof

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