East StratCom disinformation claim:

There are no Russian soldiers in the East of Ukraine. All their weapons were acquired from the Ukrainian army.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 21. January 2016

Debunk claim:

Even Vladimir Putin recently admitted there were Russian soldiers in the east of Ukraine: http://bit.ly/1S1YCdq // There are numerous proof of Russian military equipment in Ukraine, e.g.: http://bit.ly/1VgZRTD

Documentation for the debunk


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Additional information

This information is reported by Pavel Spirin, former journalist in Disinformation Review issue 12. The item is located at row number 28 in the report.

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