East StratCom disinformation claim:

Ukraine has run out of heat and the Emergency Situations Service is rushing to open heating centers throughout the country.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 16. February 2017

Debunk claim:

A recurring disinformation about Ukraine. While the Ukraina.ru does quote the head of the Emergency Situations Service accurately, the story headline – Ukraine without heat and organizing warming centers – is completely inaccurate and distorted. On February 16 Ukraine’s Emergency Service met to discuss plans in case an emergency heating shortage happened. Service director Mykola Chechetkin outlined the proactive measures being taken to minimize the effects of such a possibility. According to the chairman of Ukraine’s UkrEnergo national energy company, in current temperatures Ukraine has enough resources to meet heating needs through March. Further debunking at Stopfake http://www.stopfake.org/en/fake-ukraine-has-no-heat-organizes-public-warming-centers/

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Stopfakeorg in Disinformation Review issue 61. The item is located at row number 2 in the report.

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