East StratCom disinformation claim:

Ukraine is preparing Shahids (= term for Muslims who have died when fulfilling a religious commandment, especially jihad) for terror attacks in Russia. Ukrainian volunteer battalions are the same as moderate Syrian opposition and suicide attack terrorists from all Middle East. The Ukrainian terrorists plan to blow themselves up in the centre of Moscow.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 6. March 2017

Debunk claim:

No evidence for these accusations given.

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Oleksandr Nykonorov, journalist for Depoua, blogger, researcher in Disinformation Review issue 62. The item is located at row number 18 in the report.

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