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Ukrainian security forces not guilty of the first killings at Euromaidan

Summary of Disinformation

The security forces did not kill the first protesters on the Euromaidan. These first deaths on Maidan “essentially turned the course of events in Ukraine”. The protesters themselves caused the deaths in order to discredit the authorities.


Strana.ua, ukraina.ru/news/20190119/1022390628.html
Strana.ua, web.archive.org/save/https://ukraina.ru/news/20190119/1022390628.html

Unfounded claims. The investigation has long established that Mykhail Zhiznevsky was shot at a distance of about 7 meters with a type of ammunition used only by the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

The video itself has already appeared in Ukrainian media a year ago, and it shows only the place where one of the protesters, Mykhail Zhyznevskyi, was killed. The video is used by the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine as evidence in the case of murders during Euromaidan.

Further debunking by StopFake.org.

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Reported in: Issue 134
Date: 25.01.2019
Language: Russian
Country: Ukraine
Keywords: Euromaidan
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Strana.ua, Ukraina.ru
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