DISINFO: Ukrainians are now so hungry that they are driven to...
  • Outlet: tvzvezda.ru (archived)*
  • Date of publication: March 14, 2017
  • Outlet language(s): Russian
  • Reported in: Issue 63
  • Countries / regions discussed: Ukraine
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DISINFO: Ukrainians are now so hungry that they are driven to...


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


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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