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
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
published by Главная – Inform Napalm
published by Martens Centre
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.