Disinfo: Ukrainian border guards shot at a passenger bus in Mayorskoye

Summary

Ukrainian border guards shot at a passenger bus in Mayorskoye. This demonstrates the unwillingness of the authorities in Kyiv to respect the right to life and security of Donbas residents.

Disproof

The incident was a staged provocation by militants in Donbas. bit.ly/2h0gREl,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 52
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14/12/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Donbas
  • Outlet: Baltnews.lv
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Česká spořitelna and its Austrian shareholders are censoring media

The fact that Česká spořitelna and its Austrian shareholders decided to withdraw ads from websites identified as disinforming is a form of censorship. Reporting about the event is evidence of propaganda and disinformation.

Disproof

Withdrawing advertisements from websites is the right of every company. Interpreting this act as an act of censorship is misleading. Reporting about such events cannot be qualified as disinformation or propaganda.

Ukraine’s MFA accuses the EU of betrayal

Ukraine’s MFA accuses the EU of betrayal. The source for these claims is an interview that Ukraine’s Deputy Foreign Minister for European Integration Olena Zerkal gave to the British newspaper Financial Times.

Disproof

While visa free travel for Ukrainians has in principle been agreed upon with the EU, it has yet to officially begin. Ms. Zerkal was simply expressing frustration with the process; she was not accusing the EU of betrayal. More details from StopFake.

An armed coup in Ukraine is likely

The authorized representative of the LPR in the Minsk talks, Vladislav Dana, said that an armed coup is more likely in Ukraine than a peaceful uprising.

Disproof

No evidence given. This message is consistent with a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about Ukrainian statehood.