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Fake: US Dumps Chemical and Nuclear Waste in Ukraine

This week several pro-Kremlin publications featured stories claiming that the United States was disposing its chemical and nuclear waste in Ukraine. Regnum,, Russkoye Agentstvo Novostey, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Kulikovets and others all cite the police chairman of the self-proclaimed Donetsk National Republic Eduard Basurin, who made this outrageous claim during his June 12 briefing. Illustrated with lurid staged photographs of a scarecrow with a ghoulish mask and yellow drums marked

Fake: Soldiers and Children Dying in Donbas because of Ukrainian Mines

On October 1, 2018 the deputy commander of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) operational command Eduard Basurin announced that as a result of a Ukrainian mine detonating near the eastern mining city of Horlivka one Ukrainian soldier was killed and two others gravely injured. This fake story made the rounds in Donetskoye Agentstvo Novostey, Russkaya Vesna and “Soldiers from Ukraine’s 58th motorized infantry brigade 15th battalion were victims

Fake: Ukrainian Military Shoot Passenger Bus in Donbas

Scores of Russian media reported this week that the Ukrainian military fired on a passenger bus in Donbas. The alleged shooting, they report, took place in the gray zone, the swathe of neutral territory between the Ukrainian army and the Russian backed separatists. The Ukrainian military denied any responsibility for the alleged firing, while the OSCE Special Ukrainian Monitoring Mission said the bus was not in the gray zone but

The dogs of war, the dogs of disinformation

By Nobody knows how many women came over. What people say is that they came from Georgia, they were rude and provocative, and they were most likely snipers. Apart from Georgians, there were also Poles – probably recruited by some private company. A large group of Polish women appeared at the frontline and together with Ukrainians shot at the separatists from Donbas. That’s what Donbas separatists’ supporters say. Information

Top-5 Russian Fakes about US

– Tillerson Names Conditions under Which Crimea Would Be Recognized as Russian ( Scores of Russian media manipulated statements made by US Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson during his congressional confirmation hearing, claiming that Tillerson named the conditions under which America would be prepared to recognize Crimea as Russian territory. They conveniently ignored the fact that Tillerson agreed that Russia’s annexation of Crimea was illegal and violated Ukraine’s sovereignty. Tillerson did

Fake: Plague Epidemic amongst Ukrainian Soldiers

The self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic is disseminating a fake story claiming that the plague has broken out among Ukraine’s military in the southeastern port city of Mariupol. During his recent briefing, DNR representative Eduard Basurin announced that Mariupol hospitals are filled to capacity with soldiers suffering from tularemia, a “light form of the plague”. The infection is quickly becoming an epidemic and several marines have already died, Basurin claimed. This

Fake: Aided by Islamic Battalion Ukraine Delivers Chemical Weapons to the Middle East

Russian Defense Ministry television channel Zvezda, along with other Russian propagandist sites disseminated a fake story last week claiming that Ukraine was delivering chemical ammunition to the Middle East. These deliveries, Zvezda wrote, are controlled by a 500 member strong Islamic battalion. Zvezda’s source is the deputy defense minister and spokesman for the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic Eduard Basurin, who on April 8, announced that separatist intelligence had uncovered the

How (Not To) Cover Lies

As journalists try to figure out how to cover a “post-factual” world, they should look at Ukraine for lessons On March 12, 2014, long before anyone could imagine Donald Trump becoming President of the United States and concepts of “fake news” and “alternative facts” turning into global buzzwords, a group of journalists gathered outside a Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoe, outside Simferopol, the regional capital of Crimea. Standing next to

Fake: Ukrainian Army Tank Crushes Car with Passenger

Last November scores of Russian media reported that a Ukrainian army tank crushed a civilian car with three passengers in southeastern Ukraine. The source for this fake story was deputy defense minister and defense spokesman of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic Eduard Basurin.   According to Basurin during the night of November 5-6 drunken Ukrainian soldiers stole a tank and drove it to Zoria, outside Mariupol, where they struck a

Fake: American Snipers in the Donbas

Russian media is awash with stories that American snipers  are fighting on the Ukrainian side in the eastern occupied territories.  The source for this claim is the intelligence service of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and its spokesman Eduard Basurin. The video broadcast on Russian national television channel REN TV shows Basurin reading from a piece of paper, announcing that the DPR intelligence service has located snipers who arrived

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