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.

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Period/date: 24. February 2017

Debunk claim:

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

Additional information

This information is reported by The Barents Observer in Disinformation Review issue 62. The item is located at row number 4 in the report.

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