East StratCom disinformation claim:
Volunteers, often people with a shady past, are supplying weapons, ammunition, medicines and food to the Ukrainian army and getting rich in the process.
Documentation for claim
Period/date: 30. November 2016
The article focuses on well-known Ukrainian volunteer Yuriy Biriukov, who is currently an aide to Ukraine’s Defense Minister. Biriukov really was a businessman who owned companies, but he built those companies long before he began to do volunteer work. Responding to StopFake’s inquiry, Biriukov explained that he sold his companies in 2014. Further debunking at Stopfake http://www.stopfake.org/en/fake-volunteers-getting-rich-from-war-in-eastern-ukraine/
Documentation for the debunk
published by StopFake — Опровержение фейков российской пропагандой
This information is reported by StopFake in Disinformation Review issue 52. The item is located at row number 3 in the report.