East StratCom disinformation claim:
The Italian journalist Andrea Rocchelli, who was killed in May 2014 near Slavyansk in Ukraine alongside Russian journalist Andrei Mironov, was in fact deliberately shot by the Ukrainian army, which had full control of the territory at the time.
Documentation for claim
Period/date: 17. October 2016
The Ukrainian army did not have control over the territory. Slavyansk was occupied in April 2014 by Russian troops and their allies, and was brought back under Ukrainian control in July 2014. http://www.stopfake.org/fejk-kanala-tg5-o-gibeli-italyanskogo-fotografa-pod-slavyanskom/
Documentation for the debunk
published by StopFake — Опровержение фейков российской пропагандой
This information is reported by StopFake in Disinformation Review issue 45. The item is located at row number 18 in the report.