East StratCom disinformation claim:
The number of non-combat casualties in the Ukrainian army has risen, as the Ukrainian soldiers use more drugs.
Documentation for claim
published by МИА «Исток». Новости Луганска и ЛНР
Period/date: 18. February 2017
No evidence given. MiaIstok is well-known for spreading pro-Kremlin disinformation.
Documentation for the debunk
This information is reported by Oleksandr Nykonorov, journalist for Depoua, blogger, researcher in Disinformation Review issue 61. The item is located at row number 3 in the report.