Separatists themselves deny the lies spread by Russian media and Lavrov

Sergey Lavrov

Sergey Lavrov

2014/10/02 • War in the Donbas

The Investigative Committee of Russia claims it has proof of the National Guard’s and Right Sector’s involvement in the torturing and killing of the civilians whose bodies had been discovered in mass graves near Donetsk, according to reports on Russian television. The so-called ‘proof’ constitutes an account given by a detained so-called ‘Dnipro battalion fighter.’ Both the Ukrainian MIA and Dnipro-1 battalion call this nonsense. 

According to the information spread by Russian media, which cite an official representative of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, Dnipro battalion private Serhiy Litvynov had been arrested on Russian territory. However, the Ukrainian MIA says that there has never been such a fighter in the battalion in question.

“The Investigative Committee of Russia was proof of the involvement of the National Guard and Right Sector in the torture and killing of the civilians whose bodies were discovered in mass graves near Donetsk,” says Rossiya-24 anchor.

“A fighter from the Ukrainian Dnipro battalion is being transferred to Moscow from Rostov-on-the-Don. Serhiy Litvynov is accused of murdering civilians in the southeast of Ukraine,” is how 5th Channel presents the news.

According to Serhiy Markin, a private from Dnipro battalion, the so-called Serhiy Litvynov had been arrested on the territory of the Russian Federation, allegedly he had crossed the border by himself, and went in for treatment in one of the Rostov-on-the-Don hospitals under the guise of a civilian. So far the Russian Investigative Committee website has not provided any photos or footage depicting the so-called detainee.

This elicited a swift reaction from Advisor to the Minister for Internal Affairs of Ukraine Anton Herashchenko, who immediately denied the information on his Facebook page. According to Herashchenko, there had never been such a fighter in Dnipro battalion, and battalion Dnipro itself had never had missions on the territory of Luhansk oblast.

“This is most likely another actor similar to the horrible actress who spoke about the three-year-old boy who was crucified in a square in Slovyansk, and his mother was tied to a tank, and she saw it all happen, such evidence is worth nothing. It is all garbage and lies,” Herashchenko said live on Channel 112.

This information was confirmed by Dnipro battalion press secretary Kateryna Leonova to Radio Liberty.

“I spoke with our human resource department, and the deputy command of Dnipro-1 Yury Bereza. The conclusion in unanimous: this is just propaganda, it is not true because our battalion never had such a soldier. First, we never had him. Second, Dnipro battalion has never been to Luhansk oblast, they have a slightly different geography,” she says.

The mass grave, which have ascribed to them the crimes committed by so-called Serhiy Litvynov, according to representative of the separatists, the so-called ‘Vice Prime Minister’ of ‘DNR’ group Andriy Purgin, contained 9 bodies, and not 400, as was reported by Russian media and even the head of the Russian MFA Sergey Lavrov.

During a press conference on Wednesday during Lavrov stated: “This is obviously a war crime. Over 400 bodies have been discovered in graves near Donetsk, and we are counting on the Western capitals not to keep these facts silent.”

According to Lavrov, Russia informed the OSCE, the Council of Europe and the UN of their discovery and asked for an investigation.

Translated by: Mariya Shcherbinina
Source: Radio Liberty

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  • Dirk Smith

    More diversion from the muscovite fascists. Meanwhile, they continue importing heavy artillery into the country they have invaded.

  • Michel Cloarec

    If I was born and educated under the totalitarian regim, I would swallow anything dictated by lenin, stalin, krutshev, brejnev,putin . It is this regim “make believe” who keep the russian people quite and obeying ! Fears, gulags,persecutions, and so on !
    100 years of manipulation of the mind and they can believe everything.

  • Michel Cloarec

    When lavrov says that they are not russian soldiers in Ukrainia, he does not know that he is lying ! It is a simple state of mind after 100 years of indotrinering !

  • Arctic_Slicer

    What always causes propaganda to fail is that it is too easy to get certain key facts wrong which immediately exposes your lies.

    • sandy miller

      You don’t get it…Putler and his propaganda machine know that they can lie and get away with it. I wanna know why anyone would belive Putler lies over what Ukrainian Government says. Putler even had an Op-Ed in the New York Times today. Why in the world would the New York Times allow this dictator to write lies in its own newspaper against America??????

      • Arctic_Slicer

        We have freedom of press. Unlike in Russia opposing viewpoints may be expressed.

  • Frank Fileccia

    An the OSCE, the Council of Europe and the UN all replied “You’re full of shit again, Lavrov”

    • sandy miller

      Well maybe they should start being more vocal to the world about Russia’s lies.

  • Mykola Potytorsky

    Anything that lavrov says you can immediately flush down the toilet as verbal sewage

  • Milton Devonair

    Anyone know what kind of ape lavrov is? stalin/russians were experimenting with breeding apes with apes, I mean russian females, so maybe lavrov was an offshoot of that grand russian experiment in ape breeding? Increase the IQ of russia?

    “In the mid 1920s, Professor Ilya Ivanov began his project, funded by the
    Soviet government, to hybridize humans and apes by artificial

  • sandy miller

    Will the Ukrainians stop being so fucking stupid and make sure they have unbiased witnesses from other countries watching everything so they don’t have to suffer the Russian lies anymore. What the hell are those OSCE people? Why aren’t there more of them to help? I get so sick and tried of those scum bags lying Putler regime.

  • Terry Washington

    Ho hum, “atrocity stories” are pretty much the staple of war propaganda down throughout the ages- remember the story that Germans in WWI were boiling down the bodies of Allied POWs for soap or Saddam’s soldiers switching off incubators used by Kuwaiti babies?!