East StratCom disinformation claim:

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine does not patrol the area of Debaltseve due to indifference.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 23. December 2016

Debunk claim:

No evidence presented. The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine has a Forward Patrol Base in Debaltseve. In times of intense fighting the Mission has evacuated the base for security reasons but around the 23 December the reports show that the monitors were in the area of Debaltseve http://www.osce.org/ukraine-smm/291076 and that is also the case now http://www.osce.org/ukraine-smm/292986

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Oleksandr Nykonorov, journalist for Depoua, blogger, researcher in Disinformation Review issue 53. The item is located at row number 3 in the report.

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