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Weekly newscast from StopFake team. Number 47 (dubbed)

StopFakeNews #47 The shelling of Kramatorsk, Putin’s pencil, and Yarosh’s two rogue battalions. In this issue: It is falsely claimed that Dmytro Yarosh announces his battalions will continue advancing after the ceasefire; Donetsk headquarters staff falsely claim that they were unable to fire at Kramatorsk; and Putin does not break a pencil.  

Fake: Human Right Watch Reports on Involvement of Ukrainian military forces fire in the Donetsk trolley tragedy

On February 3, the Russian channel LifeNews published an article on its site, entitled “HRW Reports on UMF Involvement in the Attack on Donestk Trolley.” The LifeNews article claims that a Human Rights Watch [HRW] report implicates the Ukrainian army in the of murder civilians in Donbas – and specifically in the shelling of a trolley on January 22 in Donetsk. The HRW report, however, makes no such claim. Representatives

Fake: Right Sector facists cutting Donetsk ex-policemanchief’s throat (18+)

A fake video has been spreading in the Web since May, 2014. We can see on it alleged members of the Ukrainian Right Sector organization presumably killing an ex-policemanchief from Donetsk. But an investigative journalist & internet-activist Silver Surfer noticed that this scene is a theatrical performance. An alleged victim has theatrical makeup and fake theatrical blood on him. Please, look carefully:

NTV Channel Presented Old Video from Mariupol as the Latest News about Shelling of Donetsk

January 26, the Russian TV channel NTV demonstrated in its news program Segodnia (eng. – “Today”) a news item about shelling of Donetsk by the Ukrainian Army. “The situation on the south-east of Ukraine continues to be difficult. Militia men claim that Ukrainian forces drew up about 30 tanks to the town of Avdiivka – it is situated to the north from Donetsk – and forbade the locals to abandon

A journalist revealed that a mass hate scene of Donetsk citizens on a “parade of prisoners” was a performance

A blogger from Donetsk with a nickname ‘pauluskp’ showed the true picture of the “parade of captured” Ukrainian soldiers organized by terrorists from DNR. He pointed out at the artificiality of “crowd scenes”, which were created for the plots of the Russian “media”. On Thursday, on Ukrainian Unity Day in Ukraine (Jan.22, 2015), militants from DNR organized a ‘parade of prisoners’ of the military personnel of Armed forces of Ukraine. According

Fake: Infamous Heroine of the “Sloviansk Boy’s Crucifixion” Report Found Among the “Victims” of the Explosion in Donetsk

January 23, user Andrei Shipilov posted a collage of three frames from Russian news channels reports on his Facebook page. He added the following caption: “The top left picture has Russian television actress Galina Pyshniak talking about the boy’s crucifixion in Sloviansk. Top right picture shows her as a victim of Volnovakha shelling in a Russian news report. Bottom picture shows her on 22nd of January in Donetsk, near the destroyed trolley

AP News Agency Used Six Months Old Image to Illustrate Volnovakha Terrorist Attack

January 13 a number of news agencies of Russia, Germany and the US used the picture with blue bus seats that have bullet holes in them to illustrate the news of Volnovakha terrorist attack. Note, that on January 13 ‘Zlatoustovka— Donetsk’ bus that was moving on H20 way was shelled on the checkpoint near Volnovakha town. Zerkalo Nedeli illustrated this news piece with a picture of a bus with blue seats.

Putin waging information war in Ukraine worthy of George Orwell

It was a familiar scenario this week. First the government in Kiev said that Russia was sending convoys of men and weapons to support pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine. Then U.S. General Philip Breedlove, NATO’s top commander in Europe, confirmed those claims, saying “there is no question anymore about Russia’s direct military involvement in Ukraine.” His remarks were summarily denied by the Russian Defense Ministry, which said it had stopped

Origin of the Separatists’ Buk: A Bellingcat Investigation

Summary This report analyses evidence from open sources, in particular social media, relating to the Buk missile launcher filmed and photographed in eastern Ukraine on July 17th that many have linked to the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. While other open source information is available on other aspects of the downing of MH17, the Bellingcat MH17 investigation team believes that this particular investigation provides solid information about the origin

Fake: “Saurivka Massacre” by the National Guard

In June Russian media massively spread false information about soldiers of the National Guard of Ukraine outraging in the villages of Saurivka and Stepanivka of the Donetsk Region, slaughtering all the men and raping women.  These rumors have been still retelling in social networks and from mouth to mouth. Let us recall that TV channel REN-TV reported about “mass killings of peaceful inhabitants of the South-Eastern Ukraine”, mentioning the events

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