East StratCom disinformation claim:

Kyiv junta started the escalation in Avdiivka. // Victoria Nuland was preparing Maidan for years.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 2. February 2017

Debunk claim:

No evidence given http://www.osce.org/ukraine-smm/reports. On the contrary, first reports were describing how Russianbacked militants started the shelling: http://uacrisis.org/51969-polkovnik-motuzyanik-50; or http://nv.ua/ukraine/events/avdeevka-v-ogne-chto-izvestno-o-novom-obostrenii-v-donbasse-558245.html // Repeating many times debunked myths about “junta” or nonspontaneity of Maidan. See above.

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http:, wwweuropeanvalues net/kremlinwatch/ in Disinformation Review issue 57. The item is located at row number 31 in the report.

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