East StratCom disinformation claim:
Ukrainian authorities banned the coverage of separatist militant leader Arsen Pavlov’s (Motorola) death. This is proven by a scan of a letter from the Ukrainian Information Ministry calling on media to ignore the topic.
Documentation for claim
published by Телеканал «Звезда»
Period/date: 25. October 2016
The Ukrainian Information Ministry denied issuing any such instruction. The scanned letter used as proof is a fake, as is shown inter alia by the fake minister’s signature. The information about any official instructions were also denied by several editors of TV and electronic media in Ukraine. http://www.stopfake.org/en/fake-ukrainian-censorship-in-reporting-militant-motorola-s-death/
Documentation for the debunk
published by StopFake — Опровержение фейков российской пропагандой
This information is reported by StopFake in Disinformation Review issue 46. The item is located at row number 23 in the report.