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Ukraine, together with the help of US secret services, wants to poison Donbas water supply

Summary of Disinformation

According to Cyberberkut, a group of pro-Russian hackers, Ukraine, helped by the US secret services, is preparing to use nuclear waste to poison the water supply of the separatist controlled swathes of Luhansk and Donetsk territories, in order to blame Russia. Ukrainian military are being trained for this operation by Blackwater founder Erik Prince and fourteen other US military instructors.

Disproof

The disinformation was spread by Cyberberkut, an ostensibly independent hacking group that cybersecurity experts say in fact has ties to Russian intelligence.

One of the fake “leaked” documents details how the nuclear waste was allegedly transferred from Ukraine’s Vakelenchuk storage facility in March 2018.

As pointed out by StopFake, this facility was decommissioned in 2017 and all nuclear waste was removed.

Konstantyn Danko, the chairman of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences’ Hydrometereological Institute, told StopFake that Cyberberkut’s claims contain a number of scientific inconsistencies.

According to Danko, if nuclear waste were dumped into the Northern Donetsk-Donbas waterway as described by the hackers, it would contaminate large swathes of Ukraine that are not controlled by the separatists as well as the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea.

Vladislav Seleznyov, a former spokesman for Ukraine’s General Staff, also told StopFake that the alleged military letters cited by Cyberberkut as evidence are fabricated as they do not follow the military protocols for official correspondence.

CyberBerkut has been spreading disinformation before: euvsdisinfo.eu/back-to-basics/; or euvsdisinfo.eu/shock-conspiracy-chemical-attack/

Read more: euvsdisinfo.eu/figure-of-the-week-14/

 

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Reported in: Issue 116
Date: 16.08.2018
Language: Russian
Country: Russia, Ukraine, US
Keywords: false flag, Eastern Ukraine, Nuclear issues, US, Ukraine, War in Ukraine, Donbas, Secret services
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Moskovskyi Komsomolets (mk.ru)
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