The television network Zvezda created a false story by taking an interview with Ukraine’s prosecutor general, Viktor Shokin, out of context. It reported that the Ukrainian president was allowing all citizens to carry weapons, and this false information was then spread on social networks and other information sites.


The original interview was with the Voice of Ukraine newspaper.  During the interview, Shokin discussed the possibility of allowing citizens to have permits to carry guns in the future and amending laws to make this happen. Support for such legislation by Parliament is not yet certain.

Recently, Russian media gave similarly false information by reporting about Ukrainian officers having permission to shoot their soldiers.