East StratCom disinformation claim:
Ukraine is to blame for the radiation leaks in January, because Ukraine’s nuclear plants do not meet the necessary standards, writes Barents Observer.
Documentation for claim
Period/date: 24. February 2017
RIA Novosti fabricated the Barents Observer quote, the outlet has not said anything about Ukraine in its article about the radiation leaks: https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/civil-society-and-media/2017/03/russian-state-news-agency-misuses-barents-observer-fake-news-story
Documentation for the debunk
published by The Independent Barents Observer
This information is reported by The Barents Observer in Disinformation Review issue 62. The item is located at row number 4 in the report.