Tag "Donbas"

Fake: Kyiv Recognizes that Russia is Protecting Donbas Residents

This week several pro-Kremlin publications declared that Ukraine admitted that Moscow is really protecting the residents of Russian occupied Donbas. Ukraina.ru and Luga news write that official Kyiv recognizes that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s May 1 decree to ease the procedure for obtaining Russian passports for Donbas residents is aimed at protecting the citizens of his country. This admission is attributed to Ukraine’s Deputy Minister for the Occupied Territories Yuriy

StopFake News #232 with Marko Suprun

Fake: Ukraine is a hotbed of anti-Semitism. Ukrainian Armed Forces stuffing ballots. Half of Ukraine’s Donbas Displaced persons can’t find work in Ukraine. Residents of Mariupol vote under the barrel of a gun.

Fake: Elections in Donbas being controlled by “armed Ukrainian punishers”

The Ukrainian ”junta and punishers” are controlling the presidential elections in the unoccupied parts of Donbas. According to this agitprop, “armed Kyiv rebels” are parked outside polling stations in armed personnel carriers. In part, the propagandists claim, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are fully controlling the voting process in the “Mariupol, [which is] occupied by the Kyiv rebels.”   Thus pro-Russian media and propagandists in occupied have distorted a Hromadske

Fake: Half of Donbas IDPs Can’t Find Work in Ukraine

More than half of Ukraine’s  Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)who left Russian occupied Donbas can’t find employment on Ukrainian territory, reported Russian and Ukrainian media on April 9. These stories refer to a study by Ukraine’s National System for IDP Monitoring but do not provide any links to the actual study itself. They also claim that IDPs can’t are forced to return to the occupied territories because they can’t find adequate

Fake: Ukrainian Military Shelled Donbas on Election Day

Several Russian media reported that on the day of Ukraine’s presidential elections, March 31, Ukraine’s military shelled the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR)  in an attempt to provoke a reaction so as to disrupt polling in the front-line regions. Komsomolskaya Pravda accused the Ukrainian army of shelling the town of Horlivka in occupied Donbas. These claims were refuted by Ukraine’s Joint Forces Operation Press Office and the OSCE Special Monitoring

Fake: Ukrainian Military Fire on Civilian Vehicles in Donbas

Russian media continue to produce barrages of fakes aimed at discrediting the Ukrainian military. One latest such fakes is a January 18 story declaring that Ukrainian armed forces opened fire on civilians near the Vasilevska water pumping station in the eastern occupied territories. Russian media cite one Danyil Bezsonov, a representative of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic who claims that on January 17 Ukrainian soldiers fired mortars at civilian cars

Fake: Italian Journalist Missing in Donbas

Last December the Luhansk newspaper Nasha Gazeta featured a story claiming that Italian photojournalist Roberto Travan , who was working in the Donbas, had gone missing. Nasha Gazeta is the official newspaper of the occupied Luhansk city administration, the publication claims that the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic Prosecutor’s office has opened a criminal investigation into Travan’s disappearance. Most Russian papers carried cut and paste versions of this fake story, not

Manipulation: OSCE Secretary General Calls Creation of New Church in Ukraine ‘Provocation’

Initiating the creation of an autocephalous church in Ukraine, Kyiv has once again provoked a deterioration in relations with Moscow, writes the Kremlin propagandist Ukraina.ru. The publication claims this was the message that OSCE Secretary General Thomas Greminger conveyed in his interview to the German Osnabrücker Zeitung newspaper. Ukraina.ru’s distorted version of Greminger’s interview was reprinted by PolitNavigator, Pravslavie I Mir, Rusvesna, DonPress, Donetsk24 and NewsFront. According to Russian media,

StopFake #212 with Marko Suprun

Fake: Russia attacks Ukrainian ships in the Kerch strait and accuses Ukraine of provoking the whole thing. Ukraine shells occupied Donbas after Kerch strait attack.

StopFake #210 with Brian Mefford

Fake: Crimea EU representative office. Poland to leave EU. Donbas conflict participants create Russian-Ukrainian union. Ukraine to jail Russians for visiting Crimea.

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