East StratCom disinformation claim:

There are no Russian troops on the territory of Ukraine, including the suburbs of Avdiivka.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 30. January 2017

Debunk claim:

The evidence of Russian military in Donbas is overwhelming, much of it coming, inadvertently or deliberately, from Russian troops themselves. Further details, for example, are in the following reports: https://informnapalm.org/12180-rossijskie-vojska-ukraine/, http://www.martenscentre.eu/publications/caught-act-proof-russian-military-intervention-ukraine, http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/publications/reports/24445-hiding-in-plain-sight-putin-s-war-in-ukraine-and-boris-nemtsov-s-putin-war, https://euobserver.com/foreign/127667, https://news.vice.com/video/selfie-soldiers-russia-checks-in-to-ukraine.

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Pavel Spirin, former journalist in Disinformation Review issue 57. The item is located at row number 9 in the report.

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