Disinfo: Ukrainian Army uses white phosphorous

Summary

The Ukrainian army has shelled a water-treatment facility in Ukraine’s rebel-controlled eastern city of Donetsk with white phosphorous.

Disproof

The claim has been disproved by the OSCE's Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine.  On December 8, an SMM camera at the Donetsk water-treatment facility did indeed record ceasefire violations. But the OSCE said in its daily report that the projectiles flew from east to west and made no mention of white phosphorus. Kyiv's Anti-Terrorist Operation denounced the incident as one more case of "Russian propaganda." www.facebook.com/ato.news/posts/1782946181716180, , www.unian.info/war/2289829-osce-surveillance-camera-at-donetsk-water-filtration-plant-records-increased-fire-by-militants.html,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 91
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/12/2017
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Chemical weapons/attack, War in Ukraine, OSCE

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