East StratCom disinformation claim:
Only talks between Russian President Putin and US Presidentelect Trump will help stop the genocide carried out by the current Ukrainian authorities against its people. Already 1 million people have been killed in Ukraine, and if it doesn’t stop, a bloody and merciless revolt will overwhelm the country.
Documentation for claim
Period/date: 15. November 2016
No evidence of genocide has been provided (despite some infamous fake news stories on Russian state TV, purporting to prove so) nor a reference to the number of deaths mentioned. Violations of human rights have unfortunately been reported on both sides during this conflict, and must be investigated and the perpetrators brought to justice. Furthermore, it is Russia’s aggression that is the main cause of the current conflict in the country. https://www.icc-cpi.int/iccdocs/otp/161114-otp-rep-PE_ENG.pdf
Documentation for the debunk
This information is reported by Pavel Spirin, former journalist in Disinformation Review issue 48. The item is located at row number 19 in the report.