East StratCom disinformation claim:

Savchenko is an unpredictable neo-Nazi and a drug-addict and she intentionally murdered two Russian journalists. The killing of the journalists was a strategy of the Ukrainian government to deter others from coming to the area, so that they wouldn’t report about the Ukrainian army’s atrocities.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 22. March 2016

Debunk claim:

Repeating already debunked disinformation. There is compelling evidence that Savchenko did not murder the two Russian journalists (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id403FRZ8_4). EU High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini has called for her immediate release (http://eeas.europa.eu/top_stories/2016/100316_free-savchenko_en.htm).

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by European Values Think-Tank in Disinformation Review issue 21. The item is located at row number 33 in the report.

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