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Ukrainians are now so hungry that they are driven to scrounge for bread thrown to the birds.

Summary of Disinformation

Ukrainians are now so hungry that they are driven to scrounge for bread thrown to the birds.

Disproof

Zvezda’s source is a Facebook link by a person from Odessa, who claims that she herself saw a poor woman eating bread someone had thrown to pigeons. She illustrates her post with a photograph, showing a woman crouching by a flock of pigeons eating bread. No further evidence for widespread hunger in Ukraine is given. Further debunking at Stopfake bit.ly/2mkY6OF

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Reported in: Issue 63
Date: 14.03.2017
Language: Russian
Country: Ukraine
Keywords: Economic difficulties
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Russia’s Defense Ministry television channel Zvezda
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