Disinfo: Ukrainian military fired on a passenger bus in Donbas


The Ukrainian military fired on a passenger bus in Donbas. The shooting took place in the gray zone, the swathe of neutral territory between the Ukrainian army and the Russian backed separatists. This shooting is a sign of worse things to come. Ukrainians don’t hesitate to shoot at civilians now.


According to the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission January 22 report from the region, accompanied by an armed DPR member at the Olenivka checkpoint, OSCE monitors recorded two bullet holes on a passenger bus. The report also states that the monitors had earlier seen the bus about 50 meters south of the checkpoint, traveling north. The report estimates that the shots came from small arms fire from a western direction. In a video posted by a crowd-funded journalist working on the separatist side, a DPR representative says the bus was coming from Ukraine and was en-route to Donetsk. It passed the gray zone and was at the DPR customs point (3:34-3:50), he also estimates that the bullets were 5.45 or 7.62mm. These are the calibers of the two most-commonly used types of Kalashnikov rifles with a one kilometer range. On the same video Alexander Zakharchenko points to the west as the direction from where the shooting came. According to the war zone map, area west of the Olenivka checkpoint is controlled by the DPR. Further debunking at Stopfake www.stopfake.org/en/fake-ukrainian-military-shoot-passenger-bus-in-donbas/, .


  • Reported in: Issue 96
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/01/2018
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Military, OSCE, Donbas, War in Ukraine
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The video was published on Facebook in November 2017. On January 23 in 2018 it had been shared over 8 400 times. Incest is illegal in all the European countries.// Disinformation about 38 500 children has been spread before in Georgia and debunked by us: euvsdisinfo.eu/report/in-2011-in-germany-38-500-children-were-taken-away/,

The Baltic countries are driving the EU's EaP policies with one single aim – to weaken Moscow

The Baltic countries are driving the EU’s Eastern Partnership policies with one single aim – to weaken Moscow


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