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Ukrainian military shelled civilian vehicles in Eastern Ukraine

Summary of Disinformation

The Armed Forces of Ukraine opened fire on the civilian population of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of the country. According to the representative of the operational command of the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic”, Daniil Bezsonov, the Ukrainian military “fired targeted civilian vehicles with mortars of 82 mm caliber.” The cars were parked near the Vasilyevskaya water pumping station in the Donetsk region. Mr. Bezsonov assured the incident occurred on January 17 and the Ukrainian shelling was performed with the assistance of a drone

Fondsk.ru, Tsargrad.tv, tsargrad.tv/news/vsu-pricelno-obstreljali-dva-grazhdanskih-avtomobilja-wargonzo_179174
Fondsk.ru, Tsargrad.tv, tsargrad.tv/news/vsu-pricelno-obstreljali-dva-grazhdanskih-avtomobilja-wargonzo_179174

Unfounded claims, not supported by evidence.

According to the daily reports of the monitoring mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, on January 17 no shelling was recorded in this area. The reports of the command of the Ukrainian Operation United Forces on these days also contained no data on any incidents in the area. No operational information and on the official website of the company "Water of Donbas".

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Reported in: Issue 134
Date: 18.01.2019
Language: Russian
Country: Ukraine
Keywords: Donbas
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Strategic Culture Foundation, Politnavigator, Tsargrad
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