This week, pro-Kremlin disinformation time-travelled to medieval times, suggesting that the West and/or NATO planned to reduce Russia after the fall of the USSR to the size of the historical Grand Duchy of Moscow. For those who can’t quite recall the borders of that Grand Duchy, you can find a map here. Like in any good spy novel, it all supposedly came from secret documents obtained by Russian intelligence services – soon handed over to Sputnik apparently. There was no further information concerning why the West and/or NATO had a plan to divide Russia according to medieval territorial borders, but the curious disinformation was repeated both in Russian and English outlets. Needless to say, the claims were not accompanied with any proof of the existence of such a ‘Grand Duchy plan’.

It was, however, not the only disinformation portraying the West as evil. As we have highlighted before, the West is the favourite enemy in the pro-Kremlin echo chamber. The West was also accused of not being satisfied with the return to a Grand Duchy of Moscow but planning to erase Russia from the map altogether. There were also claims that a war of worlds had begun, as sanctions against Russia were presented as a fight against the Slavic world. There was of course no mention of the fact that EU sanctions as well as US sanctions towards Russia were implemented due to the illegal Russian annexation of a part of Ukraine.

The US was also depicted not only as the enemy of Russia but as the enemy of Europe. A Czech outlet claimed that the US aims to occupy Europe and destroy the continent’s independence. Furthermore, it was stated on Russian state TV that Ukraine is implementing a secret plan designed by the US to conduct a genocide of ethnic Russians in Donbas. The claims of genocide in Eastern Ukraine is a recurring disinformation that has never been proven nor reported by any outlet other than pro-Kremlin propagators.

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Ukraine in the headlines

The claims of genocide were not the only disinformation about Ukraine this week. As usual, there is an abundance of false claims concerning the country. Apart from the usual allegations; Ukrainian authorities are terrorists and the current President came to power through a coup d’etat, we also saw some less regular pieces of disinformation. Poland was said to be preparing to close the border with Ukraine while the facts are that a pilot project for pedestrian traffic at one border crossing point between Ukraine and Poland will end according to plan in June. In another outlet it was stated that Poland was reluctant to accept Ukrainian travellers and in an especially confusing Sputnik article, it was claimed that Kiev wants France and Germany to pay for rebuilding Donbas. The article is confusing, since the only mention of this is to be found in the headline – an often used tactic by Sputnik, as a way of spreading disinformation and uncertainties without having to substantiate the claims with proof.

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Sputnik inventing Kiev policy.

Disinformation cases reported in the previous week

The USA wants to occupy and split up Syria
Additional details: The USA wants to occupy and split up Syria. //The USA supports Al Qaeda.
Language / Targeted audience:
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2te2YY6
Disinforming outlet(s): Nová republika, Zvědavec
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

No evidence given, claim based only on speculations. There is no evidence that the USA is intentionally supporting Al Qaeda, the article considers "anti-government rebels" and "Al Qaeda" to be interchangeable, which they are not. 

Keywords: Al-Qaeda, Syrian War
Countries: US, Syria
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The Czech public TV and radio are massively influenced by the Brussels...
Additional details: The Czech public TV and radio are massively influenced by the Brussels bureaucracy. On the other hand, Russia is not represented by anyone but Sputnik. //Many current fighters against Russian propaganda were members of secret police before 1989. //The EU states are totalitarian regimes, they don't care about their voters' opinions.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2rWE0ce
Disinforming outlet(s): Sputnik, Nová republika
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

No evidence given // No evidence, it is unclear who the article refers to. // There are no totalitarian states in the EU.

Keywords: Democracy, Propaganda, Sputnik
Countries: Czech Republic, Russia, EU
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NATO F-16 tried to provoke the Russian Defense minister's plane,...
Additional details: NATO F-16 tried to provoke the Russian Defense minister's plane, which is an hostile signal.
Language / Targeted audience: Polish
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2u955cN
Disinforming outlet(s): Sputnik
Reported by: Center for Propaganda and Disinformation Analysis Foundation, www.capd.pl
Disproof note:

NATO had tracked three Russian aircrafts over the Baltic on Wednesday, including two fighter jets which it said did not respond to air traffic control or requests to identify themselves. "As is standard practice whenever unknown aircraft approach NATO air space, NATO and national air forces took to the sky to monitor these flights," a NATO official said."When NATO aircraft intercept a plane they identify it visually, maintaining a safe distance at all times. Once complete, NATO jets break away," the official said. The alliance said it had no information about who was on board the planes. http://reut.rs/2rYIt2b

Keywords: Provocation, NATO
Countries: Russia
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Most Ukrainians are not interested in visa-free travel to the...
Additional details: Most Ukrainians are not interested in visa-free travel to the EU.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2tcsUDH
Disinforming outlet(s): Ukraina.ru
Reported by: Stopfake.org
Disproof note:

The source for this claim is a poll by the Democratic Initiatives Foundation conducted in the beginning of June, the results of which have been totally misrepresented by the Russian media. Actually, according to the poll, 63% of Ukrainians feel that visa free travel for them has some level of importance. Further debunking on Stopfake http://bit.ly/2tdHjA6.

Keywords: Visa liberalisation
Countries: Ukraine, EU
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At their meeting in the White House, President Poroshenko promised...
Additional details: At their meeting in the White House, President Poroshenko promised President Trump to give the whole economy of the Donbas region in the Eastern Ukraine to the US, asking for the permission to carry out a ‘bloody sweep’.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2taDYRp
Disinforming outlet(s): Vremya pokazhet (58:08)
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

No evidence given. According to the official readout, the presidents spoke on the peaceful resolution of the conflict in Ukraine and anticorruption http://bit.ly/2rO9fKl

Keywords: Donald Trump, Donbas, Petro Poroshenko
Countries: Ukraine, US
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The US regards Europe as its ‘main enemy’ in the...
Additional details: The US regards Europe as its ‘main enemy’ in the world, that is why the US is destroying it as an independent entity by supporting Poland as an anti-European force.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2tcxou8
Disinforming outlet(s): Vremya pokazhet (19:55)
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

No evidence given. The U.S. has a strong strategic partnership with the EU reflected in close cooperation on regional crises and conflicts, and extensive collaboration on a broad range of global challenges from counter-terrorism to nonproliferation. The U.S. and EU have significant trade and investment relations. http://bit.ly/2s92bbx

Keywords: US presence in Europe
Countries: Europe, US, Poland
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The Czech Television newsroom only gives space to descendants of...
Additional details: The Czech Television newsroom only gives space to descendants of the former Russian emigrants or those who are paid by the CIA.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2rWT0GN
Disinforming outlet(s): Nová republika, Parlamentní listy, Právě dnes
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

No evidence given. The Czech Television acts in accordance with the law on public services in the area of public broadcasting and Czech Television Code. Violations of impartiality and independence are subjected to the Board of the Czech television. In addition, Chech Republic ranks as number 23 in the world on the Worl Press Freedom Index.

Keywords: CIA, Ethnic Russians
Countries: Czech Republic, Russia
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The West has designed a strategic plan with the aim...
Additional details: The West has designed a strategic plan with the aim to erase Russia as a subject of the world politics: dividing it into small quasi-states and ensuring the role of the US as the world police.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2s8fJ7a
Disinforming outlet(s): Vecher s Vladimirom Solovievym (40:49)
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

No evidence given. There is in fact a clear record of strong cooperation between the EU and Russia, dating back to 1994, when the two sides negotiated a Partnership and Cooperation Agreement. Russia was identified as a strategic partner for the EU, and was the only country with which the EU held summits not once, but twice a year. A new EU-Russia agreement was being negotiated up until 2014, at which point talks were unfortunately suspended due to Russia's involvement in the Ukraine conflict. In 1997, Russia was invited to join the G7 group of major advanced economies in the world, thus forming the G8. The EU supported and welcomed Russia's accession to the World Trade Organization in 2012, after 18 years of negotiations http://bit.ly/2e3tg6m. NATO has also consistently worked hard to build a cooperative relationship with Russia since the early 1990s, through the Partnership for Peace and creation of a NATO-Russia Council, and specific cooperation in the Western Balkans on and issues like counter-narcotics and counter-terrorism.

Keywords: Anti-Russian, Conspiracy
Countries: Russia, The West, US
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The number of people who died as a result of...
Additional details: The number of people who died as a result of the Great Famine in Ukraine during 1932-1933 is exaggerated by the Ukranian Government.// The famine was caused in Ukraine by natural conditions and it had nothing to do with the USSR policy.// It is not serious to recognize the Holodomor as genocide, because the Council of Europe did not recognize it as a crime.
Language / Targeted audience: Georgian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2sZnE3p
Disinforming outlet(s): Politicano
Reported by: Myth Detector, http://mythdetector.ge/
Disproof note:

Politicano’s article is manipulative, as it does not include the results of the national census held in 1937, which were concealed by Stalin’s regime, while the organizers were subjected to Stalin’s repressions. // The 1932-1933 famine in Ukraine was caused by Stalin’s deliberate policy and not by meteorological problems. // 17 countries recognized Holodomor as genocide and the Council of Europe, European Parliament, OSCE and UN recognized it as a crime against humanity. http://bit.ly/2sT1TTc

Keywords: Holodomor, Council of Europe, Genocide
Countries: USSR, Ukraine
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After the introduction of visa-free travel, Poland was reluctant to...
Additional details: After the introduction of visa-free travel, Poland was reluctant to admit Ukrainians.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2sdZJeS
Disinforming outlet(s): RIA Novosti
Reported by: Stopfake.org
Disproof note:

No evidence given. Poland has applied the new visa-free regime without restrictions http://bit.ly/2tdCvug.

Keywords: Visa liberalisation
Countries: Ukraine, Poland
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Dmitry Kiselyov has never expressed support for the directing of...
Additional details: Dmitry Kiselyov has never expressed support for the directing of Russian forces to Ukraine.The EU Council did not provide information necessary to ensure [his] legal right to defense, since the accusations leveled were formulated in an unduly vague way.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2sSpAuM
Disinforming outlet(s): TASS
Reported by: Polygraph.info
Disproof note:

Dmitry Kiselyov is notorious for aggressive and often radical rhetoric aimed against the United States and European Union. http://bit.ly/2sHDv8O In this case the General Court of the European Union, a panel of three judges, looked at all the facts, looked at all the arguments that were brought up, and made a decision. http://bit.ly/2tjGBQY

Keywords: Dmitry Kiselyov
Countries: Russia, Ukraine, EU
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Poroshenko deprives Donbas residents from traveling to EU without visas,...
Additional details: Poroshenko deprives Donbas residents from traveling to EU without visas, since he refuses to allow them to get biometric passports.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2sdM1J3
Disinforming outlet(s): Vesti
Reported by: Stopfake.org
Disproof note:

President Poroshenko said the following; If there are problems in issuing passports for those who are on occupied territory we must examine our legislative base, but we cannot leave these people without passports. If we can’t issue them biometric passports then with the consent of the Ukrainian Security Service and the Foreign Ministry we should propose to the Cabinet of Ministers that they be issued regular passports.http://bit.ly/2sIxDvK

Keywords: Visa liberalisation, Donbas, Petro Poroshenko
Countries: Ukraine, EU
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The US Air Forces destroyed a Syrian military airplane to...
Additional details: The US Air Forces destroyed a Syrian military airplane to make Russia surrender since Russia supports the ‘concept of a sovereign national state’.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2u7XmLV
Disinforming outlet(s): Vremya pokazhet (21:59)
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

No evidence given. According to American officials, an American fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane after it dropped bombs near local ground forces supported by the United States. http://nyti.ms/2thHtTD With Russias actions in Georgia 2008 and Ukraine from 2014, it is debatable that the regime supports the concept of a sovereign state.

Keywords: Sovereignty, Syrian War
Countries: Russia, US, Syria
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The authorities in Ukraine are bandits and terrorists, much like...
Additional details: The authorities in Ukraine are bandits and terrorists, much like the Islamic state.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2sHUiZ3
Disinforming outlet(s): Voskresnyi vecher s Vladimirom Solovyovym (2:30:27)
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

No evidence given for the claims, reoccuring disinformation. The 2014 presidential election in Ukraine was a genuine election largely in line with international commitments and respecting fundamental freedoms, despite the hostile security environment in two eastern regions of the country. According to the OSCE (of which Russia is a participating State) "the people of Ukraine had the opportunity to genuinely express their will at the ballot box" http://bit.ly/1hqcDuR. Similarly, Ukraine’s local elections in October 2015 were competitive and generally showed respect for the democratic process http://bit.ly/1VUL9V5.

Keywords: Terrorism, Daesh
Countries: Ukraine
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An American biological laboratory in Georgia produces hazardous substances and...
Additional details: An American biological laboratory in Georgia produces hazardous substances and dangerous experiments are conducted on human beings.
Language / Targeted audience: Georgian
Link to the disinformation: Printed newspaper
Disinforming outlet(s): Georgia and the World
Reported by: EEAS Tbilisi
Disproof note:

Reoccuring disinformation. SUT.arm has debunked similar claims thoroughly, the same disinformation reoccurs about American cooperation concerning laboratories in all the South Caucasus countries.http://bit.ly/2tnt8oZ

Keywords: Biological weapons, Human rights
Countries: US, Georgia
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NATO fighter jet committed an unprecedented deliberate provocation when it...
Additional details: NATO fighter jet committed an unprecedented deliberate provocation when it approached a plane in which Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu traveled over the Baltic Sea.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2t29gdP
Disinforming outlet(s): www.novarepublika.cz
Reported by: Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI)
Disproof note:

NATO had tracked three Russian aircraft over the Baltic Sea, including two fighter jets which it said did not respond to air traffic control or requests to identify themselves. "As is standard practice whenever unknown aircraft approach NATO air space, NATO and national air forces took to the sky to monitor these flights," a NATO official said."When NATO aircraft intercept a plane they identify it visually, maintaining a safe distance at all times. Once complete, NATO jets break away," the official said. The alliance said it had no information about who was on board the planes. http://reut.rs/2rYIt2b

Keywords: Provocation, Sergey Shoigu, NATO
Countries: Russia, Baltic states
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After the collapse of the USSR, NATO planned to divide...
Additional details: After the collapse of the USSR, NATO planned to divide Russia into small parts diminishing the state to the size of the medieval Moscow principality.
Language / Targeted audience: English
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2tcquWe
Disinforming outlet(s): Sputnik
Reported by: East Stratcom Network
Disproof note:

No evidence given. The end of the Cold War was a victory for the people of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, and opened the way to overcoming the division of Europe. At pathbreaking Summit meetings in the years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Russia played its part in building a new, inclusive European security architecture, including the Charter of Paris, the establishment of the OSCE, the creation of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council, and the NATO-Russia Founding Act. Since the end of the Cold War, NATO reached out to Russia with a series of partnership initiatives, culminating in the foundation of the NATO-Russia Council in 2002. No other country has had such a privileged relationship with NATO. http://bit.ly/21G4hHE

Keywords: NATO
Countries: USSR, Russia
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NATO is practicing for a nuclear war against Russia
Additional details: NATO is practicing for a nuclear war against Russia.
Language / Targeted audience: Polish
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2u8ZQdj
Disinforming outlet(s): Sputnik
Reported by: Center for Propaganda and Disinformation Analysis Foundation, www.capd.pl
Disproof note:

NATO is a defensive alliance, whose purpose is to protect its member states. Their exercises and military deployments are not directed against Russia – or any other country. http://bit.ly/2te72rX

Keywords: Nuclear issues, NATO
Countries: Russia
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In Syria, the Americans are trying to do all they...
Additional details: In Syria, the Americans are trying to do all they can to start a war against Russia.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation:  http://bit.ly/2tbT4GV
Disinforming outlet(s): Ren-TV, Voennaya Tayna with Igor Prokopenko
Reported by: East Stratcom Network
Disproof note:

No evidence given. According to American officials, an American fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane after it dropped bombs near local ground forces supported by the United States. http://nyti.ms/2thHtTD

Keywords: Syrian War
Countries: Russia, US, Syria
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NATO and the West planned to cut USSR into pieces...
Additional details: NATO and the West planned to cut USSR into pieces and, after that, aimed to shrink Russia's borders to the size of the historical Grand Duchy of Moscow.

Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2rTcKLP
Disinforming outlet(s): Svobodnaya Pressa
Reported by: East Stratcom Network
Disproof note:

No evidence given. The end of the Cold War was a victory for the people of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, and opened the way to overcoming the division of Europe. At pathbreaking Summit meetings in the years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Russia played its part in building a new, inclusive European security architecture, including the Charter of Paris, the establishment of the OSCE, the creation of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council, and the NATO-Russia Founding Act. Since the end of the Cold War, NATO reached out to Russia with a series of partnership initiatives, culminating in the foundation of the NATO-Russia Council in 2002. No other country has had such a privileged relationship with NATO. http://bit.ly/21G4hHE

Keywords: NATO
Countries: West, USSR, Russia
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Kiev wants France and Germany to pay for rebuilding war-wracked...
Additional details: Kiev wants France and Germany to pay for rebuilding war-wracked Donbas.
Language / Targeted audience: English
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2tdS70Y
Disinforming outlet(s): Sputnik
Reported by: East Stratcom Network
Disproof note:

No evidence given. An example of the reoccuring tactic of Sputnik to spread disinformation; namely to have a headline that is not corresponding with the article - this way a false claim can be planted but no evidence has to be given.

Keywords: Donbas
Countries: Ukraine, Germany, France
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Oligarchs of the Bilderberg Group made Macron President of France
Additional details: Oligarchs of the Bilderberg Group made Macron President of France.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2tLFbwl
Disinforming outlet(s): Blog www.nstarikov.ru
Reported by: East Stratcom Network
Disproof note:

Conspiracy theory without any evidence. Emmanuel Macron was elected in free and democratic presidential elections that were held in France 23 April and 7 May 2017. Macron got 20 743 128 or 66.10 % of the votes of the French electorate. http://bit.ly/2q3qZj0

Keywords: Emmanuel Macron, Secret elites / global elites
Countries: France
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The Ukrainian authorities are implementing a secret plan of the...
Additional details: The Ukrainian authorities are implementing a secret plan of the US now: they propose to stop the war in Donbas to freely conduct the genocide of ethnic Russians in this region and then allow the US to deploy its military bases there to escalate tensions between the West and Russia.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2sTcehO
Disinforming outlet(s): Vremya pokazhet (38:06, 52:49, 1:24:52)
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

No evidence given for these claims. There were no confirmed reports prior to Russian intervention of any ethnic Russians being threatened in Ukraine; only allegations perpetuated by pro-Kremlin outlets. No evidence of genocide has been provided. Violations of human rights have unfortunately been reported on both sides during this conflict, and must be investigated and the perpetrators brought to justice.

Keywords: Genocide, Donbas, Conspiracy, The West, Ethnic Russians
Countries: Russia, The West, Ukraine, US
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Petro Poroshenko became president of Ukraine illegally, because presidential elections...
Additional details: Petro Poroshenko became president of Ukraine illegally, because presidential elections with his participation became possible due to the ‘coup d’état’ that took place in Kiev in 2014.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2sTcehO
Disinforming outlet(s): Vremya pokazhet (1:18:39)
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction of large parts of the Ukrainian population to former President Yanukovych’s sudden departure from the Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013. The 2014 presidential election in Ukraine was a genuine election largely in line with international commitments and respecting fundamental freedoms, despite the hostile security environment in two eastern regions of the country. According to the OSCE (of which Russia is a participating State) "the people of Ukraine had the opportunity to genuinely express their will at the ballot box" http://bit.ly/1hqcDuR. Similarly, Ukraine’s local elections in October 2015 were competitive and generally showed respect for the democratic process http://bit.ly/1VUL9V5.

Keywords: Coup, Petro Poroshenko, Elections
Countries: Ukraine
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The recent US shoot down of Syrian jet was planned...
Additional details: The recent US shoot down of Syrian jet was planned in advance in order to escalate tensions.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2ubTCcm
Disinforming outlet(s): Protiproud
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

No evidence given. According to American sources, an American fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane after it dropped bombs near local ground forces supported by the United States. http://nyti.ms/2thHtTD.

Keywords: Syrian War
Countries: US, Syria
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The US is attempting to occupy Europe
Additional details: The US is attempting to occupy Europe. //The Czech Republic has handed over the command of part of its army to the German army.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2sc5Cht
Disinforming outlet(s): Nová republika
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

Conspiracy theory, no evidence given. // Reoccurring disinformation, see debunk by the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic: http://bit.ly/2tfwf4Y 

Keywords: Europe
Countries: Europe, Czech Republic, US, Germany
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By implementing anti-Russian sanctions, the West has begun a fight...
Additional details: By implementing anti-Russian sanctions, the West has begun a fight against all the Slavic world.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2tdz1Ih
Disinforming outlet(s): Vremya pokazhet (27:22)
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

No evidence given for these claims. The 28 EU Member States imposed restrictive measures against the Russian Federation unanimously and transparently because of the illegal annexation of Crimea and the deliberate destabilisation of a neighbouring sovereign country. The sanctions are not punitive, but designed to bring about a change in policy. http://bit.ly/19wwzP3, http://bit.ly/2uif0Nm

Keywords: Anti-Russian, Slavic, The West, Sanctions
Countries: Russia, The West
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Foreign soldiers have been seen in the city of Popasna...
Additional details: Foreign soldiers have been seen in the city of Popasna in Eastern Ukraine. They are wearing the same camouflage pattern Nato uses and they speak English.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2u71f3U
Disinforming outlet(s): Miaistok.ru
Reported by: East Stratcom Network
Disproof note:

Reoccuring disinformation, no evidence given. MIA Istok is a notorious disinformation-spreading outlet misrepresenting the events in the East of Ukraine.

Keywords: NATO
Countries: Ukraine
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Poland wants to close the border with Ukraine
Additional details: Poland wants to close the border with Ukraine.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2tNe57V
Disinforming outlet(s): TV Zvezda
Reported by: Center for Propaganda and Disinformation Analysis Foundation, www.capd.pl
Disproof note:

In fact there was a pilot project for pedestrian traffic at one border crossing point between Ukraine and Poland, which expires in the end of the June 2017, hence it will close then http://bit.ly/2tdJHXu.

Keywords: Abandoned Ukraine
Countries: Ukraine, Poland
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In the USA and Europe, children are becoming more and...
Additional details: In the USA and Europe, children are becoming more and more stupid. Children in Europe are becoming more similar to their American peers in their lack of education and obvious stupidness.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2tc0R7p
Disinforming outlet(s): Politikus.ru
Reported by: East Stratcom Network
Disproof note:

No evidence given to the claims. The article refers to a Danish newspaper Berlingske but doesn't provide any links to the original source. Anyhow, it is easy to trace: http://bit.ly/2tM3RVo In fact, referred Danish article tells how young people's knowledge of fresh ingredients and cooking is becoming more and more narrow. It doesn't make a link with people's cooking skills and intelligence.

Keywords: Other
Countries: Europe, US
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