DISINFO: Ukraine plans to send an LGBT battalion of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to Donbas
  • Outlet: crimea.ria.ru (archived)*
  • Date of publication: March 09, 2021
  • Article language(s): Russian
  • Reported in: Issue 235
  • Countries / regions discussed: Ukraine
War in Ukraine Donbas LGBT

DISINFO: Ukraine plans to send an LGBT battalion of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to Donbas


The Armed Forces of Ukraine announced recruitment to one of the motorized rifle units, where an LGBT batallion will be formed.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about the war in Ukraine attempting to denigrate the Armed Forces of Ukraine but playing with a sensitive topic.

There is no separate LGBT battalion or similar unit in the Ukrainian Army and the Armed Forces of Ukraine does not plan to create a separate LGBT unit. An official army spokesperson told 24 TV channel that this information is not true.


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