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Fake: OSCE Confirms Shelling of Donetsk by Ukrainian Army

The Russian television network Zvezda has falsely reported that the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine has confirmed the bombardment of Donetsk’s Kuibyshevskyi district by the Ukrainian army. The article states: “The OSCE observers checked all information received [from the self-described Ministry of Defense of the Donetsk People’s Republic] and confirmed that a house in Kuibyshevskyi district had 30 cm holes in the roof and wall. It turned out that

How to Find Information on Facebook. Part 2

Our previous article about Facebook searches discussed how to use the Graph Search tool and what useful information can be retrieved with its help. But when working with Graph Search, some problems may appear: for example, at times it does not process search requests or does not recognize Cyrillic script. Graph Search became reliable at the end of December, 2014, when Facebook dropped its partnership with Bing. The search algorithm

Fake: Ukrainian Forces Destroy Aidar Checkpoint

Russian and separatist media falsely reported that the Ukrainian Armed Forces had destroyed an Aidar Battalion checkpoint near the town of Opytne in Donetsk Oblast. “Overnight [and] into Sunday, Ukrainian soldiers attacked an Aidar checkpoint near Opytne. Two men perished, and many have wounds of varying severity,” a report claimed. The bogus information was then carried by Novorosia.su, Russkaya Vesna, NewsFront, and others. Information about the Ukrainian attack on the

Fake: Donetsk Doctors Refuse to Treat Wounded Ukrainian Soldier

On July 6, the Ukrainian STB television channel falsely reported on the medical mistreatment of Ukrainian soldier Roman Kapatsiy, who had been recently released from captivity from the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic. The 28th Reconnaissance Brigade fighter and father of six children had been was mobilized in early 2015. Severely wounded in battle, he was held prisoner near the town of Mariynka (or according to other sources, near Elenovka). However,

Ukrainian Media Use Fake Video to Prove Fighting in Donetsk

Ukrainian online media reported that illegall armed separatist groups organized attacks from a self-propelled artillery installation in Donetsk. But the video that was offered as proof was actually shot in 2009. Nevertheless, it was uploaded on June 23, 2015, on Youtube (Action Tube (WAR: UKRAINE-RUSSIA). The misleading video spread quickly. The Podrobnosti ran the video the same day, announcing: “An organized attack from self-propelled artillery systems on the streets of

Fake: Concentration Camp for Separatists under Construction in Donetsk Region

On April 22, the separatist publication News-Front published a false report about an unfinished concentration camp made by “pro-American” for those “accused of terrorism and separatism by the ruling regime in Ukraine.” The report is based on a video by a war correspondent who claims that the construction site is an uncompleted prison in Zhdanovka in the Donetsk region. He opines: “It is very convenient place to keep prisoners of

Fake: Maria Tsipko Detained by SBU

Information has once again been circulating that the famous speculator and anti-Ukrainian heroine Maria Tsypko has been detained by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU). This story has been distributed among different sites since July, 2014, and generally according to the same scenario: While taking part in a religious procession with the Tikhvin icon in order to “raise the fighting spirit of rebels,” Tsypko was arrested along the road from

Putin is Operating a Counterfeit, Propoganda TV Station in Ukraine

BBC Ukraine reports that Ukrainian television broadcasts have disappeared from viewer screens in the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk. They have been replaced by Russian and by regional channels operated by separatists (or, should I say, by their Russian puppeteers). Ukrainian efforts to reach viewers in occupied territories via more powerful signals and equipment supplied by Poland have been stymied by the fact that two thirds of viewers in occupied

Russia’s Ren-TV Uses Old Footage to Confirm Current Ukrainian Military Misconduct

Russia’s Ren-TV network recently posted on YouTube a video entitled, “Ukrainian Soldiers, Escaped from the Trap, Are Making Beasts of Civilians.” In order to give evidence of the serious misconduct by Ukrainian soldiers in Artemovsk after they had left Debaltseve, Ren-TV supplied old footage of excesses by fighters in Kharkov’s radical organization Oplot. The footage is from in Donetsk in October, 2014. Video of Ren-TV (from 0:26). The original video

Fake: David Bowie to Give Concert in Donetsk in Support of Novorossia

On February 15, the Ukrainian internet site Alisa once again raised the possibility that David Bowie was considering giving a concert in Donetsk. Last September, similar rumors circulated after the website Antifacist reported on Bowie’s intentions to give a Donetsk concert. Bowie’s comments were said to be taken from an interview he gave in the Britain’s Daily Telegraph. I bend a knee before the courage and will for freedom of

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