On September 14, Russian and separatist media falsely reported that a monument to the controversial Ukrainian nationalist Stepan Bandera had just been just torn down in Lviv.

The fake news item was posted on the websites of Russkaya Vesna, Politikus, NewsFront, Antifashist and others.


Headlines for these articles claimed that the incident happened in the city of Lviv, while the articles themselves claimed that the monument was demolished in the village of Velykosilky in the Kamianka-Buzka District of Lviv Oblast.

The monument to Bandera in question was actually torn down two-and-a-half years ago by vandals.

website screenshot unian.net
website screenshot unian.net