Disinfo: The Ukrainian government shells the leader of the OSCE monitoring…

Summary

The Ukrainian government shells the leader of the OSCE monitoring mission in Ukraine, Alexander Hug when he visits the front lines in eastern Ukraine.

Disproof

Whereas the OSCE Monitoring mission to Ukraine reports that there are ceasefire violations on both sides of the conflict, they do not mention any situation where Mr Alexander Hug was present and had been shelled by the Ukrainian Armed Forces bit.ly/2j9BJ8q, .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 56
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25/01/2017
  • Language/target audience: Hungarian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Alexander Hug, OSCE
  • Outlet: Kiállunk Novorosszija Mellett – Support Donbass from Hungary

Disclaimer

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Disproof

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Disproof

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