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April 21, 2014

Ukrainians turn Russian 'evidence' into meme

Twitter users cast doubt on Russian media claims that Ukrainian far-right leader's business card was found at scene of gun battle.
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'В Славянске "Правый сектор" атаковал блок-пост: погибли трое'. Screenshot via YouTube.

Ukrainians on Twitter are deriding claims that a far-right leader's business card was found at the site of an attack on a checkpoint manned by pro-Russian activists. Sunday's gun battle, which occurred near the eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk, left three dead and a fragile truce on the brink of collapse. By Monday evening #ВизиткаЯроша ("Yarosh's business card") had been tweeted more than 42,000 times as Internet users turned the card into a meme.

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