A video entitled “Encirclement and elimination of the DPR soldiers. The death is wandering in the fields. Sloviansk. Kramatorsk” is being actively spread in Youtube. This video is supposed to show how Ukrainian military forces encircled a group of armed people, representing so-called “army” of Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), on the outskirts of the village of Starovarvarivka, 30 km from Kramatorsk. Battle actions are said to have taken place in Oleksandrivsk region of the Donetsk Oblast.

Links to the video are numerous, so we are adducing only one of them.


The same video was used in the news item of the TV channel Russia One (starts from 03:20). A voiceover announced that Ukrainian soldiers killed an unknown man.

However, this video was filmed almost two years ago. It has nothing to do with Ukraine. In fact, the video shows an operation executed by special forces in the Kabardino-Balkar Republic of the Russian Federation on November 18, 2012.

Here is the original video uploaded to Youtube on November 18, 2012: