East StratCom disinformation claim:

Ukrainian Armed Forces are recruiting mercenaries from Croatia

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 5. November 2016

Debunk claim:

Russian Defense Ministry television channel Zvezda cited a pro-Russian Serbian site as its source. The picture used in the articles allegedly showing Croats fighting on the Ukrainian side in the conflict in Donbas first surfaced in 2015 and was used in an Al Jazeera story. Further debunking http://www.stopfake.org/en/fake-ukrainian-armed-forces-recruiting-mercenaries-from-croatia/

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Stopfake in Disinformation Review issue 47. The item is located at row number 6 in the report.

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