Disinfo: Ukraine is preparing a chemical provocation in Mariupol

Summary

Ukraine is preparing a chemical provocation against civilians in Mariupol in order to blame on the Donetsk National Republic. // Ukraine is preparing a chemical provocation in Mariupol, with support of the British specialists, who were involved in the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal. The intelligence services of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics foiled the provocation.

Disproof

No evidence given. The claim is based on a statement of military leader of Russian-backed separatists in Donbas. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about chemical weapons in the war in Ukraine.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 130
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/12/2018
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Sergei Skripal, Chemical weapons/attack, Conspiracy theory, War in Ukraine
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