Here you see him, there you don't: Ukrainian rebel commander appears on Ferguson vide


B00Mer
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Here you see him, there you don't: Ukrainian rebel commander appears on Ferguson video



A video showing a prominent field commander of the East Ukrainian militia amid rioters in Missouriís Ferguson neighborhood sparked wild online speculation in Russia that the man, called a secret Russian agent by Kiev, is now on a mission in the US.

Igor Strelkov went missing from Ukraineís Donetsk region last week amid rumors that he was seriously injured in battle. His fellow rebels said that he resigned his position as defense minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk Peopleís Republic.

But an alternative version is supported by a video currently circulating on Russian social media. It shows Strelkov among the crowds of protesters in Ferguson, Mossouri, as the town is being ravaged by several days of riots triggered by the killing of teenager Michael Brown by a police officer.

The video appears to bear the logo of Ruptly, RTís video agency.

Strelkov takes part in Ferguson39s protest - YouTube



The footage sparked speculation in Russia that Strelkov, who according to Kiev is a secret Russian agent sent by President Putin to instill violence in otherwise peaceful Ukraine, was dispatched by his handlers on a new crucial mission Ė to spark riots in the United States.

Unfortunately for conspiracy theorists and some US officials (external - login to view) with a habit of taking whatever they find on the social media on face value, the video is a fake. The unknown authors took genuine Ruptly footage of the Ferguson riots and edited in Strelkovís image, apparently taken from one of his media appearances.

RT has no exclusive information on the whereabouts of Strelkov, but no evidence exists that he is in Ferguson, or indeed anywhere in the United States.

source: rt.com/news/181024-viral-vide...ampaign=chrome (external - login to view)


USA Militarised policing clamps down on Ferguson39s protesters - YouTube

 
Praxius
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Shouldn't this be in the Fun & Jokes section
 
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