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A separatist from Slovyansk turned out to be a contracted fighter from Russia wanted for assault to murder

A separatist from Slavyansk turned out to be a contracted fighter from Russia wanted for assault to murder Alexander Mozhaev, a bearded fighter from Russia who arrived in Ukraine out of his nationalistic views, assures he has never served in Russia’s GRU special services, nor has he fought in the war with Georgia. This is reported by TSN  with reference to TIME correspondent Simon Shuster. Simon was able to talk with

FAKE: Juvenile justice is put into action in Ukraine

Russian media, for instance Chelyabinsk news agency “Ural-press Inform” were spreading information that supposedly juvenile justice was put into action in Ukraine. Journalists claimed that now children that lost parental custody will be sent for adoption to foreign same sex couples. However, the Ombudsman for Children under the President of Ukraine denied this information.

Among the “locals”, who took over the buildings of Slovyansk and Kramatorsk there were Cossacks of Russia

Members of a subversive group that took part in armed conflicts in the Donbas have been identified. According to UkrainianPolicy, among them there are residents of Ukraine and representatives of the Cossacks of the Russian Federation. The fact of the presence of official Cossacks from Russian Federation is likely to be indicative of official connections of Russia to what is happening in Eastern Ukraine. Official Cossacks receive financial and organizational

Russian mass media distorted Joseph Biden’s statement on Ukraine

Several Russian TV channels simultaneously and erroneously covered the US Vice-President Joseph Biden’s visit to Ukraine on the 22nd of April. In particular, they named the visit ‘ineffective’. According to the Russian media, the United States will provide only 50 million dollars in total as assistance to Ukraine. Besides, several Russian TV channels simultaneously reported that Joe Biden allegedly arrived in Ukraine because the country does not fulfill the conditions

Refat Chubarov did not Announce an Intention to Obtain a Russian Passport

Several Ukrainian mass media reported with reference to the correspondent of “Crimea.Realities”, that the Chairman of the Majlis of the Crimean Tatars Refat Chubarov allegedly assured that he would obtain a citizenship of Russian Federation. This was announced with the reference to the press conference in Simferopol. In reply to journalist question whether Chubarov was going to obtain a Russian passport, the Head of the Majlis said, “I am going

Lie: Lifenews uploaded their story about shooting in Slovyansk on Youtube before it actually happened

StopFake team considers it is important to mention that we have suspicions towards Russian media statements, especially LifeNews, regarding events in Slovyansk, because we feel like they have used extremely dubious arguments. However, the main argument that is currently used against LifeNews is not correct either. Opinion that states that the story about shooting in Slovyansk was uploaded on Youtube on the 19th April, when the actual events happened on

Lies: Near Kramatorsk Tank Crushes a Car with People

A photo of a military machine crushing a car with people is spreading in social networks. The picture is titled  «Near Kramatorsk Tank Crushes a Car with People». This information is not true. Firstly, the photo was obviously taken in summer, since the trees on it are completely green. In addition, the original picture was taken several years ago, in 2008 in Chechnya. It was published on several web sites, including the Chechen forum

The Mayor of Siversk Rebuts the Information About the City Fallen under Control of the Donetsk People’s Republic

April 18, 2014 Russian news agency ITAR-TASS informed with reference to its correspondent on the ground that the town of Siversk in the Donetsk Oblast allegedly fell under control of the representatives of the Donetsk People’s Republic. National flags were changed on the buildings of local administration and police, law enforcement officials declared their cooperation with new authorities, as reported the correspondent. “About 20 supporters of the Donetsk People’s Republic arrived

Fake image: PrivatBank advertising to pay 10,000 dollars for a ‘Moskal’

A picture with a huge billboard is being spread in the Internet with the following contents: “$10,000 for a Moskal. A great deal from PrivatBank.” The spreaders of the image claim this advertisement can be found in the city of Dnepropetrovsk, and the message represents the call to eliminate the Russians participating in the turmoil in South-Eastern Ukraine. (NB: ‘Moskal’ is a pejorative term for the Russians). In truth the image

Ukrainian Site Receives «Exclusive Comments» from a Dead Expert

April 16 2014 Ukrainian news site forUm published an «exclusive comment» from a professor of political science at the University of Bonn, Gerd Langguth. In his interview for forUm he criticised the current Ukrainian government, calling its members «hooligans and raiders». Langguth also stated that the Ukrainian government does not command respect in Europe. These messages were reposted by a number of Ukrainian news sites.

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