East StratCom disinformation claim:

Volyn and Vinnitsa may secede from Ukraine, according to commander of a battalion of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Anatoly Vinogrodsky.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 17. January 2017

Debunk claim:

In fact, Mr. Vinogrodsky did not mention secession at all. At a press conference on 16 January 2017, he questioned the necessity of granting special status to Donbas, pointing out the discontent of other regions with the fact that their taxes go towards paying the tariffs on Donbas, and who should, by this logic, also demand special status. The entire video from the press conference is available here: http://www.stopfake.org/fejk-volyn-i-vinnitsa-mogut-otdelitsya-ot-ukrainy/.

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by StopFakeorg in Disinformation Review issue 55. The item is located at row number 19 in the report.

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