Disinfo: Ukraine has built houses with the remains of Soviet prisoners of war

Summary

In the Volyn region of Ukraine, near Kovel, sand mixed with the remains of Nazi-shot Soviet prisoners of war was used for construction and finishing works.

Throughout 2017, this mixture was used for the construction of residential buildings, as well as, according to the chairman of the Volyn regional organization of veterans of Ukraine Alexander Bulavin, for plastering in the high school.

Activists called police to the construction sites, law enforcers recorded the presence of bones, but they did not act on it. Repeated appeals to the authorities did not lead to anything.

Those who tried to open the eyes of the public to this business, began to be harassed by the local media.

Disproof

No evidence given. Ukraina.ru is a pro-Kremlin site, affiliated with Russia Today, that regularly spread disinformation. According to sources not affiliated with Ukraina.ru, it is not difficult to restore the course of events. In the vicinity of Kovel, local entrepreneurs have long been illegally working on sand for construction. In April 2017, during the digging of a quarry, a mass grave was discovered. The work was immediately stopped. Specialists established that more than twenty thousand shot POWs and Jews from the Kovel ghetto were buried there. The remains were reburied. A criminal case was opened against the entrepreneurs who illegally mined sand.

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publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 108
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 18/05/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Nazi/Fascist
  • Outlet: RIA Novosti
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