East StratCom disinformation claim:

Ukraine presented a staged video as evidence for Russia transporting heavy artillery for the militia in Eastern Ukraine at a hearing before the UN International Court of Justice in The Hague.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 6. March 2017

Debunk claim:

The animation that Russian media has deliberately misrepresented as a staged video/video game is a documentary visualization prepared by the Joint Investigation Team, the team that spent more than two years compiling evidence on the 2014 downing of Malaysian flight MH17. The video is part of their findings concluding that the MH17 was shot down by a missile brought in from Russia. The documentary visualization was presented to the court as a computer-generated graphic and nothing else. It uses evidence gathered by the investigation team showing the route taken by the Russian missile launcher in a convoy into Ukraine. The full session of the ICJ hearing is available on the court’s web site where the documentary visualization is also available. (1:48:00- 1:54:00).http://www.icj-cij.org/presscom/view_vod.php?event=20170306_ur&filename=5349310122001

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Stopfakeorg in Disinformation Review issue 62. The item is located at row number 17 in the report.

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