Disinfo: There is no evidence of Russian involvement in the war in Donbas

Summary

Ukraine is talking about some war. Ukraine is talking about something that in Europe, at least in Germany, cannot be understood. Everyone knows perfectly well the data of the BND (the German Foreign Intelligence Service) confirming that no one has ever seen Russian troops in Ukraine.

Disproof

One of the most common disinformation narratives about the "conflict" in Donbas, claiming that Russia has nothing to do with the war in Ukraine. See a similar case denying Russia’s involvement in the conflict in Eastern Ukraine.

There is irrefutable evidence of direct Russian military involvement in Eastern Ukraine. The EU has condemned the clear violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity by acts of aggression by the Russian armed forces since February 2014.

In addition, Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted in 2015 Russia's military presence in Ukraine.

More on Russian military presence in Eastern Ukraine by StopFake and Bellingcat.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 179
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 08/12/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Eastern Ukraine, War in Ukraine, Donbas
  • Outlet: Voskresnyi Vecher s Vladimirom Solovyovym @ Rossiya 1 time 1:18:00-1:18:20
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Disproof

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Disproof

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