East StratCom disinformation claim:
Ukraine has provoked the renewed violence in the east of the country in order to pretend to be a victim and receive money from the West; because they need to establish a dialogue with the Trump’s administration; because the government needs to regain the people’s support; and because Ukraine is not ready to implement the Minsk agreements.
Documentation for claim
Period/date: 2. February 2017
No evidence for this. On the contrary, the available evidence shows that it was Russian-backed militants who started the shelling in Avdiivka: http://europe.newsweek.com/trumps-un-envoy-haley-condemns-russian-actions-ukraine-552100?rm=eu
Documentation for the debunk
published by News, in-depth analysis and reportage – Newsweek Europe
This information is reported by Promote Ukraine NGO in Disinformation Review issue 57. The item is located at row number 29 in the report.