East StratCom disinformation claim:
There are no Russian troops in Donbass; but if there were, Ukrainians would welcome them with flowers, as liberators of the country.
Documentation for claim
published by Первый канал: Новости. Видео. Телепрограмма. Прямой эфир
Period/date: 17. March 2016
Repeating an already debunked myth. There is irrefutable evidence of direct Russian military involvement in eastern Ukraine (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
This information is reported by Pavel Spirin, former journalist in Disinformation Review issue 20. The item is located at row number 31 in the report.