Tag "Донецк"

Fake: Poroshenko Donetsk Greeting Outrages Residents

Russia’s NTV channel published a news story claiming that a greeting from “bloody” Poroshenko to the city of Donetsk outraged city scores of people on social media. These outraged residents are really social media accounts of people living in Russia or fake accounts created just for trolling. Donetsk celebrates its city holiday on August 27. On that day President Poroshenko’s Facebook page featured a greeting to the city residents, telling

Human Shields in Donetsk: Launching Grads near a Residential Area

By Bellingcat This report was written in collaboration with the Conflict Intelligence Team (CIT). On 31 January 2017, the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine recorded the up to now highest number of explosions in the war in Eastern Ukraine. The current hotspot of the fighting, which has led to numerous civilian and military casualties, is the area between Adviivka, controlled by Ukraine, and Yasynuvata, controlled by the so-called “DNR”

Fake: UNICEF Accuses Kyiv of Aggression against Donetsk and Luhansk

Venezuela’s Telesur television station aired a story on February 19 about children affected by two years of war in the Donbas region. Telesur used UNICEF data as its source and went on to quote UNICEF Ukraine representative Giovanna Barberis, who allegedly accused Kyiv of aggression against Donetsk and Luhansk. “Despite the tension in the region and Kyiv’s  aggressive military strength against the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, UNICEF has provided psychological

Fake: Limp Bizkit to Perform in Donetsk and Luhansk

On October 8, the Russian newspaper Izvestiya falsely reported that the American musical group Limp Bizkit would give concerts in the war-torn eastern Ukrainian cities of Donetsk and Luhansk. It had allegedly been announced by band member Fred Durst. The news was then reposted by the Zvezda website and by such online media as Segodnia, Donetsk Republic News, Podrobnosti,  and Interfax. Answering a StopFake inquiry, the Russian booking agency TCI,

Photo Depicting Donbas Boy Looking for His Mother Was Staged

In mid-September, social networkers began actively spreading a staged photo of a boy walking amidst shelled buildings. The post accompanying the photo claimed that the boy is from Donetsk and is seen here looking “for his mother among the debris of a building, destroyed by Ukrainian Army bombing.” Examples of this type of post can be found on Odnoklassniki, Facebook, Vkontakte, and Twitter. This photo was also re-posted by pro-Russian

Russia’s fake Ukraine war report exposed in Putin PR disaster

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s twisted propaganda machine has been revealed after a fake news report purported to be from the conflict in Ukraine was leaked online. In the extraordinary clip a Russian parliament employee pretending to be near the volatile frontline of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine bursts out laughing as her cover is blown. A light is switched on and Maria Katasonova, who works for a Russian MP, is revealed

Fake: OSCE Claims Donetsk Shelled by Ukrainian Army

On July 21, Russian and Ukrainian media wrongly reported that the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission had concluded that Donetsk’s center had been shelled on July 18 from an area controlled by the Ukrainian Army. The story was featured in the Russian newspaper Vesti and by television channel NTV, among others. However, this is not at all what the OSCE concluded. The original report of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission, dated

A photo from Israel, made in 2012, is presented as depicting current events in Ukraine

A photo of a mother, covering a child with herself during a bombardment, is being spread throughout the Network. It is alleged that the picture is taken in the Eastern Ukraine. Particularly the photo became widespread in the social network Vkontakte. However, this photo was made neither in Luhansk, nor in Donetsk, but in Israel as far back as in 2012.

TV channel Russia-24 used a faked photo in its news item about Donetsk

TV channel Russia-24 in its news broadcast from July 8 informed that Ukrainian aviation had allegedly attacked the mine Petrovska in Petrovskyi region of Donetsk. “A coal mine and a neighboring plant were bombarded”, says a news anchor. As it follows from the news item, the part of the building is destroyed. This is alleged by a photo that shows firemen extinguishing fire in a burnt building. However, this photo was made

Fake: A Donetsk separatist fell down the tower while hanging the flag of the Donetsk People’s Republic

A video, showing a man falling down from the high tower after an unsuccessful attempt to hang a flag, is spreading throughout the Network. In its descriptions it is alleged that this man is a Donetsk separatist who was trying to hang the flag of the Donetsk People’s Republic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHgVvo41P2k Sometimes it is alleged that the guy fell down because of sniper’s shot.

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