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Ukrainian shelling kills Donetsk boy

Summary of Disinformation

A ten year old boy was killed and another two were wounded as a result of the Ukrainian army shelling the Russian separatist occupied city of Donetsk.

Disproof

No evidence given. Local Donetsk media reported a completely different version of the story. The city’s regional news portal Donetskie Novosti reported that three schoolboys were playing in a school stadium and they threw a rock at an unidentified object which exploded, killing one boy and wounding the other two, citing Donetsk regional administrator chief Maksym Zhukovsky as the source. The object turned out to be an unexploded mine. dnews.dn.ua/news/656095, http://www.osce.org/special-monitoring-mission-to-ukraine/355221. Further debunking at Stopfake www.stopfake.org/en/fake-ukrainian-shelling-kills-donetsk-boy/.

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Reported in: Issue 87
Date: 06.11.2017
Language: Russian
Country: Ukraine
Keywords: Eastern Ukraine, Military
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: RIA Novosti
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