East StratCom disinformation claim:

The USA needs the “civil war” in Ukraine in order to divert attention of the world community from its debt.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 16. October 2016

Debunk claim:

There is no “civil war” in Ukraine. There is an aggression of Russia against Ukraine. The US, as well as the EU, are trying to bring the conflict to the end.

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Pavel Spirin, former journalist in Disinformation Review issue 45. The item is located at row number 12 in the report.

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