Ukrainian boy killed by Hungarian teenagers in Transcarpathia

Summary

A Ukrainian boy was cruelly murdered by Hungarian teenagers in a village near Berehovo in Transcarpathia.

The boy died as a result of the beating and local police have refused to investigate the matter, according to his mother Nadia Smereka.

Disproof

No facts mentioned. Recurring disinformation narrative about the relations between Ukraine and Hungary.

The police of the Transcarpathian region announced that this story was a fake, as was the alleged letter from the police that Smereka published on the Politiko.ua portal, according to Stop Fake. The police informed that after a investigation of the alleged crime, they found that no such crime had been committed in Transcarpathia.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 125
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 31/10/2018
  • Language/target audience: Ukrainian
  • Country: Hungary, Ukraine
  • Keywords: War in Ukraine, Transcarpathia
  • Outlet: Live Ukraine Mynizhyh Dynamo.Kiev.ua Politiko.ua
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No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukrainian statehood.

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Disproof

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Disproof

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