East StratCom disinformation claim:

The war in Donbass is a consequence of the USSR’s collapse.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 3. April 2016

Debunk claim:

The war in Eastern Ukraine is a consequence of Russian military aggression (http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/publications/reports/hiding-in-plain-sight-putin-s-war-in-ukraine-and-boris-nemtsov-s-putin-war).

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Pavel Spirin, former journalist in Disinformation Review issue 22. The item is located at row number 20 in the report.

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