East StratCom disinformation claim:

DNR has returned Avdiivka under its control.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 31. January 2017

Debunk claim:

Avdiivka has never been under separatist control, the town is part of free Ukraine and under the control of the Ukrainian armed forces. Zvezda then declared that Ukrainian military had resumed shelling Avdiivka, when in fact it is the Russian supported separatists that have been incessantly firing at the town in recent days: http://www.stopfake.org/en/fake-separatists-regain-control-of-avdiivka/

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by StopFakeorg in Disinformation Review issue 57. The item is located at row number 18 in the report.

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