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Ukrainian authorities banned the coverage of separatist militant leader Arsen Pavlov's (Motorola) death. This is proven by a scan of a letter from the Ukrainian Information Ministry calling on media to ignore the topic.

Summary of Disinformation

Ukrainian authorities banned the coverage of separatist militant leader Arsen Pavlov’s (Motorola) death. This is proven by a scan of a letter from the Ukrainian Information Ministry calling on media to ignore the topic.

Disproof

The Ukrainian Information Ministry denied issuing any such instruction. The scanned letter used as proof is a fake, as is shown inter alia by the fake minister's signature. The information about any official instructions were also denied by several editors of TV and electronic media in Ukraine. bit.ly/2fpOBaB

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Reported in: Issue 46
Date: 25.10.2016
Language: Russian
Country: Ukraine
Keywords: Arsen Pavlov (Motorola), Media, War in Ukraine
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Zvezda
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