Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Ukraine: Was reports of 10-year-old killed made up?


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Information war has been a huge part of the Ukraine conflict, with both sides accusing the other of manipulating the media. 
With Ukrainian channels off air in the rebel-held Donetsk region, the population there relies entirely on Russian media.
Russian television stations recently report claims that a 10-year-old girl had been killed by shelling.

The BBC News team of Natalia Antelava and Abdujalil Abdurasulov tried to find out what happened to the girl, and discovered that all was not as it seemed. This report is  in connection to the two journalist´work s  travelling through Ukraine for a series of reports lfor BBC ooking at whether the ceasefire deal that sides signed in Minsk was proving successful.

Contributors to this report include Eduard Basurin, rebel 'defence ministry' spokesman, and the director of Donetsk morgue, Nikolai Kalashnikov.