State-run China news channel calls Russia's Bryansk Oblast ‘people's republic’
State-run China news channel calls Russia's Bryansk Oblast ‘people's republic’ (Photo:Rustem Nasybullin/www.flickr.com)
State-run Chinese news channel CGTN called Russia’s Bryansk Oblast a "people's republic" in a Twitter post on Nov. 30.
The message read that "a fire broke out in Bryansk People's Republic due to an unknown shell hit".
Later, the post was deleted.
CGTN is a state-run English-language news channel based in Beijing, China.
Bryansk Oblast is bordered on the south with Ukrainian Sumy and Chernihiv oblasts.
Russia refers to the parts of Ukraine’s Luhansk Oblast and Donetsk Oblast that it has occupied since 2014 as the “Luhansk People’s Republic” and the “Donetsk People’s Republic.”
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