East StratCom disinformation claim:
In Donbas, Ukrainians are fighting only against Ukrainians, not against Russians.
Documentation for claim
Period/date: 23. August 2016
There are too many convincing proofs of Russian military presence in Ukraine. See e.g. http://www.martenscentre.eu/publications/caught-act-proof-russian-military-intervention-ukraine; http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/publications/reports/24445-hiding-in-plain-sight-putin-s-war-in-ukraine-and-boris-nemtsov-s-putin-war. Even Vladimir Putin admitted Russia had / has “people there [in Ukraine] who deal with certain matters, including in the military area”: http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/50971. In most of the countries, such people are called “soldiers”.
Documentation for the debunk
published by Martens Centre
This information is reported by East StratCom Network in Disinformation Review issue 37. The item is located at row number 20 in the report.