Disinfo: Ukrainian military were shooting at civilian targets in Makiivka

Summary

Ukrainian military were shooting at civilian targets in Makiivka – seven people are injured.

Disproof

This information has been denied by the Ukrainian Armed Forces (bit.ly/2fpMS4S), , claiming that the act was carried out by pro-Russian militants in an attemt to discredit the UAF in the eyes of the international community and local people. bit.ly/2fbvcsT,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 46
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 28/10/2016
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine
  • Keywords: War crimes, War in Ukraine
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Disproof

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