Ukraine is shelling the area in which the OSCE vehicle…

Summary

Ukraine is shelling the area in which the OSCE vehicle was hit by a mine on April 23, to hinder the investigation.

Disproof

The Ukrainian Defense Ministry responded to the accusation and dismissed it as groundless and fake bit.ly/2qHzaSU, . An interactive map developed by the Ukraine Crisis Media Center that tracks fighting in the occupied eastern territories shows that Ukrainian armed forces have not shelled any area around Pryshyb, the village in Luhansk oblast where the OSCE vehicle hit a mine bit.ly/2pXbXZR, . On April 23, all shelling in Luhansk province took place in the area of Stanytsia Luhanska and Valuyivsk bit.ly/2ppXpB9, .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 68
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/04/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: OSCE
  • Outlet: Zvezda
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