Disinfo: Zelenskyy prepares for aggressive measures and bloodshed in Donbas

Summary

Volodymyr Zelenskyy is preparing for aggressive measures and bloodshed in Donbas. The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, held a meeting with the new commander of the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, who was Major General Grigory Galagan.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the war in Ukraine.

The headline of the article misinterprets the news itself. The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted that the current ceasefire had changed the objectives of Operation Allied Forces, while he presented a new commander of the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine:

"There will be more provocations from pro-Russian militants, so both the command and the SOF personnel should work harder to prevent them and take preventative measures."

Also Zelenskyy did not mention more aggression and bloodshed in Donbas, but "aggressive measures to counter the challenges that arise - to adequately respond to provocative actions by the enemy."

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 209
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27/08/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Volodymyr Zelensky, War in Ukraine, Donbas

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