Media Hoax about Russia’s Mass Graves in Mariupol

The western mainstream media was flooded last week with accusations that Russia had dumped 9,000 dead in supposed “mass graves” near Mariupol. This article quickly found its way into practically every mainstream newsfeed, as well as significant placement on the world’s top social media sites, Twitter and Facebook.
The western accusations of Russian mass graves have now been revealed as utter fake news by The Guardian, BBC, Washington Post, CNN, NPR, and numerous others, thanks to one independent journalist on the ground in Donbass, Eva Bartlett.
Since this story was disproved, few, if any, Western media sources have bothered retracting the fake article, or even allowing for a minute of self-reflection on how they all managed to run with a wholly fabricated narrative.

Eva Bartlett cuts through the blatant disinformation being spun by leading western media outlets, describing the reality of the situation there:

According to Western media, now copy-paste reporting the same claims, Russian forces apparently secretly buried *up to 9,000 Mariupol civilians* in “mass graves” in a town just west of the city. Except, it never happened, there is no mass grave. It’s actually just a normal, small, cemetery…no pits, no mass graves, just an orderly cemetery whose grave diggers refuted Western claims. On April 23, with journalist Roman Kosarev, I went to Mangush (Manhush in Ukrainian), found a normal cemetery setting, and spoke with the men responsible for burials, who refused the allegations and said they buried each person in a coffin, including, they noted, Ukrainian soldiers.”

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