Monday, April 28, 2014

Unverified & exposed: NYT-State Dept 'Russians in Ukraine' image proof collapses

April 25, 2014 
Freelance photographer Maxim Dondyuk said photos were taken without permission from his Instagram account.
Pictures presented by Washington and Kiev as evidence of Russia's involvement in Ukraine, and published on Monday by the New York Times, were unverified and in fact contradicted the claims they were to support.

The US State department acknowledged the error and the New York Times back-tracked on its Monday story, which claimed “photographs and descriptions from eastern Ukraine endorsed by the Obama administration … suggest that many of the green men are indeed Russian military and intelligence forces”.

The proof was this particular picture with an inscription “Group photograph taken in Russia”.

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