East StratCom disinformation claim:
There are 20 million ethnic Russians in Ukraine.
Documentation for claim
Period/date: 9. June 2016
Repeating already debunked disinformation. In the 2001 Ukrainian census, 8,334,100 identified as ethnic Russians (17.3% of the population of Ukraine) (http://www.rferl.org/contentinfographics/map-ukraine-percentage-who-identify-as-ethnic-russians-or-say-russian-is-their-first-language-/25323841.html).
Documentation for the debunk
published by Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty
This information is reported by Pavel Spirin, former journalist in Disinformation Review issue 30. The item is located at row number 35 in the report.