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Ukrainian army is guilty for provocations and shelling on election day

Summary of Disinformation

The Ukrainian army tried to provoke militants of the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic” to return fire, in order to disrupt the electoral process near the front-line. Also, the Ukrainian army is accused of shelling Horlovka.

Disproof

A recurrent, pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative around the elections in Ukraine. Unfounded claims on shelling, supported only by statements from militants from the so-called the “Donetsk People's Republic”. The shelling mentioned is not documented in any way. The report of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine does not confirm such statements. “According to the Mission’s observations, the situation in the regions of Ukraine was calm during the presidential elections”, the report says.

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Reported in: Issue 144
Date: 03.04.2019
Language: Russian
Country: Ukraine
Keywords: Ukraine, Donetsk, War in Ukraine
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: RT Russian
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