East StratCom disinformation claim:

Russian ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin was murdered by the American “deep state” (the term used for conspiracy of secret services, billionaires and politicians from the American establishment).

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 24. February 2017

Debunk claim:

According to Russian sources, Mr. Churkin died from a heart attack: https://ria.ru/world/20170220/1488451933.html

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) within framework of the Centre for International Relations´ project co-financed by the Visegrad Fund in Disinformation Review issue 61. The item is located at row number 11 in the report.

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