The pro-Kremlin outlets enjoy accusing others of being Nazi. Most frequently, this insult targets the Ukrainians and the people in the three Baltic states. But practically anything and anyone opposing the Kremlin’s interests can be “Nazi”, e.g. the anti-Soviet uprising in Hungary in 1956. Most recently, the new Foreign Minister of Canada was accused of being the daughter of a nazi collaborator in pro-Kremlin outlets http://bit.ly/2jILWu6. Mrs. Freeland is, incidentally, a prominent critic of Russia http://bit.ly/2jaCX4U.

Apart from Canada, UK and Germany were also featured in disinformation oriented outlets. The UK secret service was accused of “destroying American democracy, moral codes and reputation” on prime time Russian state TV http://bit.ly/2kiOhem.

As for Germany, the target was clearly Angela Merkel once again. Breitbart misrepresented http://bit.ly/2j5PXXI the polls ahead of the German election, stating that the Chancellor’s party was declining while the anti-immigration party has almost doubled its percentage in the polls compared to reality http://bit.ly/2jpnX24.

Also, there were reports that the German Ambassador to Ukraine had sent a letter to President Poroshenko, pressuring him to hand over Donbass to Russia http://bit.ly/2jQ82gq. Those reports were as fake as the letter http://bit.ly/2kjwDHr.

w04_5

History under revision

During the last week, we have seen some creative attempts to adjust history in pro-Kremlin media. For example, it was claimed that President Putin never waged a war on Chechnya and Chechens, but was in fact fighting Western-funded international terrorists and freeing Chechen people from their destructive influence and violence (our table presents some evidence from Amnesty International to the contrary) http://bit.ly/2iJiS8K.

It was also claimed that the UN in 2014 gave Russia the right to seize Ukraine http://bit.ly/2k7zLHh – disproven by the UNGA Resolution 68/262, which condemned Russia’s illegal actions in Ukraine and was supported by 100 United Nations member states, with only 10 opposing http://bit.ly/1RZGnjo. On Ren TV we also learned that a number of European cities were established by the ancient Russia, and also that Sanskrit originated from Russian. There was, however, no new historical evidence to accompany these claims http://bit.ly/2kjcmGj.

Pointing the finger at Ukraine

Meanwhile the disinformation on Ukraine continued to be in focus for another week, in parallel with the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission warning that the violence is on the rise again http://bit.ly/2j9BJ8q. We have previously reported about the link between a raised level of violence and a high amount of disinformation http://bit.ly/2hrUtDG.

This time Ukraine was accused of human rights violations in Crimea prior to the Russian illegal annexation (despite Human Rights Watch reporting about the decline in the protection of human rights since the annexation http://bit.ly/1RolEeE). It was also claimed that military instructors who had previously trained Daesh in Syria had now arrived to train the Ukrainian Armed Forces http://bit.ly/2j4sshX (repeating an older piece of disinformation trying to connect Daesh and Ukrainian army); and that the Government of Ukraine had illegally taken control of its own territory http://bit.ly/2jgM7hF.

As usual, no evidence was presented to support the claims, including how a democratically elected government can illegally take control of its own territory.

Disinformation cases reported in the previous week

There were numerous violations of human rights committed on the...
Additional details: There were numerous violations of human rights committed on the peninsula by the Kiev regime before Crimea seceded from Ukraine and voted to join the Russian Federation.
Language / Targeted audience: English
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2jIMZdx
Disinforming outlet(s): The New Cold War
Reported by: Promote Ukraine
Disproof note:

Actually, the UN have accused Russia of human rights abuses in Crimea since the illegal annexation of the peninsula to Russia http://ind.pn/2fxfniH. Human Rights Watch have also concluded that the rights situation in Crimea has rapidly deteriorated since Russia annexed Crimea http://bit.ly/1RolEeE.

Keywords: Human rights, Referendum, Crimea
Countries: Russia, Ukraine
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Putin has never waged war on Chechnya and Chechens
Additional details: Putin has never waged war on Chechnya and Chechens. Putin was fighting Western-funded international terrorists and was freeing Chechen people from their destructive influence and violence.
Language / Targeted audience: Georgian
Link to the disinformation: Printed newspaper
Disinforming outlet(s): Asaval-Dasavali
Reported by: Myth Detector
Disproof note:

The second Chechen war is considered to have started in 1999, when Putin was Prime Minister. According to the 2001 report of Amnesty International http://bit.ly/2iJiS8K, during the year 2000, Russia committed war crimes such as killing innocent civilians, shelling villages, destroying medical facilities, torturing war prisoners, looting, sexual violence etc. According to Russian human rights organisation Memorial, the number of Chechen civilians killed and disappeared in the Second Chechen War exceeds 25,000. Hundreds of lawsuits have been submitted by Chechens against Russia to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). In 2005, the court defined for the first time the violation of the right to life, torture and inhumane treatment of Chechens by Russia.Further debunking at Eurocommunicator http://bit.ly/2j1IM63. There is no evidence presented that the Russians were fighting Western-funded international terrorists.

Keywords: Vladimir Putin
Countries: Chechnya, West
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The UK and its secret service are destroying American democracy,...
Additional details: The UK and its secret service are destroying American democracy, moral codes and reputation of the US all over the world.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2kiOhem
Disinforming outlet(s): Vesti nedeli (Rossia 1)
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

No evidence given for these accusations.

Keywords: Democracy, Secret services
Countries: UK, US
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Europe has found a universal method of resolving problems
Additional details: Europe has found a universal method of resolving problems. If anything goes wrong, if they have bad luck - it is Russia's fault.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2k8f2D1
Disinforming outlet(s): Vremya Pokazhet (Pervyi kanal), time 31:15
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

No evidence for this accusation.

Keywords: Russophobia
Countries: Europe, Russia
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NATO is a terrorist organisation, NATO and CIA were selling...
Additional details: NATO is a terrorist organisation, NATO and CIA were selling weapons to Daesh, thanks to NATO there are 5000 Daesh fighters in Europe.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2k8f2D1
Disinforming outlet(s): Vremya Pokazhet (Pervyi kanal), time 28:54
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

No evidence for this accusation.

Keywords: NATO, CIA, Foreign mercenaries, Daesh
Countries: Europe
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Volyn and Vinnitsa may secede from Ukraine, according to commander...
Additional details: Volyn and Vinnitsa may secede from Ukraine, according to commander of a battalion of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Anatoly Vinogrodsky.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2kirQpC http://bit.ly/2j5cyUx
Disinforming outlet(s): TV Zvezda, Lenta.ru
Reported by: StopFake.org
Disproof note:

In fact, Mr. Vinogrodsky did not mention secession at all. At a press conference on 16 January 2017, he questioned the necessity of granting special status to Donbas, pointing out the discontent of other regions with the fact that their taxes go towards paying the tariffs on Donbas, and who should, by this logic, also demand special status. The entire video from the press conference is available here: http://bit.ly/2k8shUg.

Keywords: NATO
Countries: Ukraine
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The anti-Russian propaganda in Europe is worse than during the...
Additional details: The anti-Russian propaganda in Europe is worse than during the Cold war.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2k8f2D1
Disinforming outlet(s): Vremya Pokazhet (Pervyi kanal), time 23:52
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

The EU does not engage in propaganda but expose and debunk pro-Kremlin disinformation http://bit.ly/2jmP9RT

Keywords: Propaganda, Anti-Russian, Cold War, Russophobia, Information war
Countries: Europe, Russia
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Obama materialized hatred of Russia in the West by sending...
Additional details: Obama materialized hatred of Russia in the West by sending American tanks to Poland.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2j4zHGp
Disinforming outlet(s): Vesti nedeli (Rossia 1)
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

No evidence of "hatred" // The Poles welcomed the US troops: http://bit.ly/2k7KT76 // The enhanced military presence is a reaction to Russia's aggressive actions: http://bit.ly/29wEikw

Keywords: Russophobia, Barack Obama
Countries: Russia, The West, Poland
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The Europeans have dragged Russia into the Parliamentary Assembly of...
Additional details: The Europeans have dragged Russia into the Parliamentary Assembly of Europe in order to abuse Russia there for 20 years.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2joFkjG
Disinforming outlet(s): Voskresnyi vecher s Vladimirom Solovyovym (Rossia 1), time 01:15:31
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

Russia joined PACE voluntarily. No evidence of "abuse". The PACE have suspended certain rights for the Russian delegation due to Russias illegal annexation of Crimea and military agression in Ukraine.

Keywords: Anti-Russian
Countries: Europe, Russia
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Because of the cold, Ukraine will be left without gas,...
Additional details: Because of the cold, Ukraine will be left without gas, and Europe will turn into a glacier. Ukraine doubled its consumption of Russia's transit gas into Europe, which can lead to a repeated "gas crisis" like the one in 2009. Ukraine's gas supplies will be used up in 70 days.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2iVGjM4
Disinforming outlet(s): REN TV
Reported by: StopFake.org
Disproof note:

The article refers to an article published in Die Tageszeitung. However, the German article contains no mention of Ukraine being left without gas or Europe turning into a glacier. It also does not say that Ukraine's gas supplies will be used up in 70 days, but that Ukraine may start to be affected by lack of gas in 70 days. REN TV's translation is misleading. http://bit.ly/2jhxkU2

Keywords: Energy
Countries: Europe, Russia, Ukraine
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Moscow State University is ranked third in the world, says...
Additional details: Moscow State University is ranked third in the world, says Victor Sadovnichy, Rector of Moscow State University.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2k8upLZ
Disinforming outlet(s): Kremlin
Reported by: Polygraph.info
Disproof note:

The chief of Russia’s oldest university told Russian President Vladimir Putin that his school ranked third in the world in terms of education quality. However, the third-place ranking only pertains to a narrow metric of post-graduation alumni accomplishments. http://bit.ly/2jQvIS1. Currently, Stanford university ranks as third in the world after Oxford University and California Institute of Technology whereas Moscow State university is on 188th place http://bit.ly/2fU2RaT.

Keywords: Other
Countries: Russia
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Military instructors that have trained Daesh in Syria have arrived...
Additional details: Military instructors that have trained Daesh in Syria have arrived to Ukraine to train the Ukrainan Armed Forces.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2j4sshX
Disinforming outlet(s): Miastok
Reported by: Oleksandr Nykonorov, journalist for Depo.ua, blogger, researcher
Disproof note:

An often repeated disinformation, no evidence given.

Keywords: Daesh
Countries: Ukraine, Syria
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The government of Ukraine illegally seized power of the country
Additional details: The government of Ukraine illegally seized power of the country.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2jgM7hF
Disinforming outlet(s): Miastok
Reported by: Oleksandr Nykonorov, journalist for Depo.ua, blogger, researcher
Disproof note:

The OSCE characterised the Ukrainian elections in 2014 as showing the "clear resolve of the authorities to hold what was a genuine election largely in line with international commitments and with a respect for fundamental freedoms." According to the OSCE, the only areas where serious restrictions were reported were those controlled by separatists, who undertook "increasing attempts to derail the process."http://bit.ly/2g9K0Mp

Keywords: Coup
Countries: Ukraine
More
More than 30 Ukrainian soldiers have deserted in the last...
Additional details: More than 30 Ukrainian soldiers have deserted in the last week.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2k7Kb9Z
Disinforming outlet(s): Miastok
Reported by: Oleksandr Nykonorov, journalist for Depo.ua, blogger, researcher
Disproof note:

No evidence given. The information comes from the Head of LPR Militia Colonel Oleg Anaschenko in the well known pro-Kremlin outlet "Miastok".

Keywords: Military
Countries: Ukraine
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There was a coup d'etat in Ukraine, and Russia merely...
Additional details: There was a coup d'etat in Ukraine, and Russia merely expressed its point of view.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2joFkjG
Disinforming outlet(s): Voskresnyi vecher s Vladimirom Solovyovym (Rossia 1), time 01:18:42
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

Democratic, competitive and generally well-organised presidential and parliamentary elections were held in 2014 and local elections in 2015. The EU welcomed this progress. The OSCE, which observed all these elections on the ground, characterised the Presidential elections as showing the "clear resolve of the authorities to hold what was a genuine election largely in line with international commitments and with a respect for fundamental freedoms." // Illegal annexation, violation of borders and military aggression is not "expressing a point of view".

Keywords: Coup
Countries: Russia, Ukraine
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The hunt for "domestic" separatists has begun in Ukraine
Additional details: The hunt for "domestic" separatists has begun in Ukraine. The property of "enemies of the people" will be handed over to informers, and "domestic" separatists will be sent to prison.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2kjECnW http://bit.ly/2k8pPwX
Disinforming outlet(s): Antifashist.com, Narodnyi korrespondent
Reported by: StopFake.org
Disproof note:

The article - reprinted by several media outlets - is not based on any verifiable facts. http://bit.ly/2iVCw1z

Keywords: War in Ukraine, State oppression
Countries: Ukraine
More
There was a coup d'etat in Ukraine
Additional details: There was a coup d'etat in Ukraine. The current Ukrainian government is illegitimate.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2jIOTuG
Disinforming outlet(s): Mesto vstrechi (NTV), time 04:35
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

Democratic, competitive and generally well-organised presidential and parliamentary elections were held in 2014 and local elections in 2015. The EU welcomed this progress. The OSCE, which observed all these elections on the ground, characterised the Presidential elections as showing the "clear resolve of the authorities to hold what was a genuine election largely in line with international commitments and with a respect for fundamental freedoms."

Keywords: Coup
Countries: Ukraine
More
In 2014, the UN gave Russia the right to seize...
Additional details: In 2014, the UN gave Russia the right to seize Ukraine.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2k7zLHh
Disinforming outlet(s): PolitOnline.ru
Reported by: StopFake.org
Disproof note:

The story is based on the fact that Viktor Yanukovych sent a letter to the UN asking Russia to send its troops to Ukraine. That is not a UN approval for an invasion: http://bit.ly/2joabwW

Keywords: Occupation, UN
Countries: Russia, Ukraine
More
The America for Bulgaria Foundation, George Soros and other NGOs...
Additional details: The America for Bulgaria Foundation, George Soros and other NGOs are organizing a Maidan against the president elect Radev in Bulgaria. Bulgarians under 40 years are recruited and paid 30 euros each to participate in the uprising.
Language / Targeted audience: Bulgarian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2k7XYwb
Disinforming outlet(s): Blitz
Reported by: East Stratcom Network
Disproof note:

Translation of the RIA Novosti disinformation above to Bulgarian.

Keywords: NGO, Colour revolutions, George Soros
Countries: Bulgaria
More
The newly appointed Canadian foreign minister Chrystia Freeland (who is of Ukrainian heritage) is the grand daughter of a nazi collaborator
Additional details: The newly appointed Canadian foreign minister Chrystia Freeland (who is of Ukrainian heritage) is the grand daughter of a nazi collaborator.
Language / Targeted audience: English
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2jILWu6
Disinforming outlet(s): Russia insider
Reported by: Promote Ukraine
Disproof note:

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation. No evidence given that Chrystia Freeland would have lied about the family history. https://euvsdisinfo.eu/report/the-newly-appointed-canadian-foreign-minister-chrystia-freeland-who-is/

Ms. Freeland's uncle, John-Paul Himka has studied family history and told to the Globe and Mail in 2017:

"He was the editor of a legal newspaper in Nazi-occupied Poland. He never signed anything in the paper. He never made policy or that kind of thing. It wouldn't be his call. [The newspaper] also performed a function for Ukrainian culture and kept Ukrainian intelligentsia alive during the war by paying them for articles, not just anti-Semitic articles but articles about Ukrainian culture. It was a bit of a mixed bag."

Himka does not mention that Ms. Freeland's grandfather would have had any connections with Auschwitz.

Ms. Freeland's office offered a short statement to the Globe and Mail when asked for comment on Prof. Himka's writings about Krakivski Visti and her grandfather.

"Dating back many years, the Minister has supported her uncle's efforts to study and publish on this difficult chapter in her late grandfather's past."

Updated 15 May 2018.

Keywords: Nazi/Fascist
Countries: Canada, Ukraine
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The Ukrainians have been seduced by the West, they were...
Additional details: The Ukrainians have been seduced by the West, they were ordered to spit on their brothers [meaning "the Russians"], and they agreed to it.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2jIZRk2
Disinforming outlet(s): Vremya Pokazhet (Pervyi kanal), time 20:35
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

No evidence for the accusations. // It is Russia who invaded Ukraine and started killing its citizens, not vice versa.

Keywords: The West
Countries: Russia, The West, Ukraine
More
The newly appointed Canadian foreign minister Chrystia Freeland (who is of Ukrainian heritage) is the grand daughter of a nazi collaborator
Additional details: The newly appointed Canadian foreign minister Chrystia Freeland (who is of Ukrainian heritage) is the grand daughter of a Nazi collaborator and she lied about her family's Nazi past.
Language / Targeted audience: German
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2jh3XBj
Disinforming outlet(s): balkanblog.org
Reported by: Promote Ukraine
Disproof note:

Translation of the Russia Insider article to German.

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation.

Ms. Freeland's uncle, John-Paul Himka has studied family history and told to the Globe and Mail in 2017:

"He was the editor of a legal newspaper in Nazi-occupied Poland. He never signed anything in the paper. He never made policy or that kind of thing. It wouldn't be his call. [The newspaper] also performed a function for Ukrainian culture and kept Ukrainian intelligentsia alive during the war by paying them for articles, not just anti-Semitic articles but articles about Ukrainian culture. It was a bit of a mixed bag."

Himka does not mention that Ms. Freeland's grandfather would have had any connections with Auschwitz.

Ms. Freeland's office offered a short statement to the Globe and Mail when asked for comment on Prof. Himka's writings about Krakivski Visti and her grandfather.

"Dating back many years, the Minister has supported her uncle's efforts to study and publish on this difficult chapter in her late grandfather's past."

Updated 15 May 2018.

Keywords: Nazi/Fascist
Countries: Canada, Ukraine
More
A number of European cities were established by the ancient...
Additional details: A number of European cities were established by the ancient Russians; for example Berlin, Leipzig, Dresden. Also, Russian was the basis of which Sanskrit was formed.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2kjcmGj
Disinforming outlet(s): Ren TV on youtube
Reported by: Oleksandr Nykonorov, journalist for Depo.ua, blogger, researcher
Disproof note:

History revisionism. No new historical evidence presented for these attempts to rewrite history.

Keywords: Historical revisionism
Countries: Europe, Russia
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The US military has coordinated its airstrikes in Syria today...
Additional details: The US military has coordinated its airstrikes in Syria today with Russia.
Language / Targeted audience: German
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2jX4Gsz
Disinforming outlet(s): Sputnik
Reported by: East Stratcom Network
Disproof note:

The Pentagon denied the claims, and states that the Defense Department had a channel of communication with the Russian military that was solely focused on avoiding collisions in the airspace over Syria. "The Department of Defense is not coordinating air strikes with the Russian military in Syria," Eric Pahon, a Pentagon spokesman, said. http://reut.rs/2iZ64va

Keywords: Military, Syrian War
Countries: Russia, US, Syria
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Ukrainians are Russophobia
Additional details: Ukrainians are Russophobia.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2jokxNr
Disinforming outlet(s): Ren TV on youtube
Reported by: Oleksandr Nykonorov, journalist for Depo.ua, blogger, researche
Disproof note:

In the last Ukrainian census, carried out in 2001, 8.3 million people (17.3% of the population) identified as ethnic Russians http://bit.ly/1gKrIph. The actions of Russia such as the illegal annexation of Crimea and the backing of the separatists and their self-proclaimed authorities in eastern Ukraine are perceived as unfriendly steps/aggression by the majority of Ukrainian society.

Keywords: Russophobia
Countries: Ukraine
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Ukraine has two official languages (Ukrainian and Russian)
Additional details: Ukraine has two official languages (Ukrainian and Russian).
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2jIZRk2
Disinforming outlet(s): Vremya Pokazhet (Pervyi kanal), time 27:47
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

Ukraine has only one official language - Ukrainian. // But, according to Ukraine’s Constitution and the Law on languages, every person is guaranteed the right to choose the language he or she wishes to speak and no restrictions have ever been enacted limiting that choice (see Article 10: http://bit.ly/2ep35dP ; Ukrainian original here: http://bit.ly/2ecPlAT).

Keywords: Russian language
Countries: Russia, Ukraine
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Russia is the world leader in radio-electronics
Additional details: Russia is the world leader in radio-electronics. The US, Japan, and China are decades behind.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2kjuFuL
Disinforming outlet(s): Sergei Zheleznyak @ TV Dozhd
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

No evidence for this statement.

Keywords: Other
Countries: China, Japan, Russia, US
More
The Minister of Interior of Ukraine calls to resume the...
Additional details: The Minister of Interior of Ukraine calls to resume the war in Donbas and transfer the war to Crimea.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2jh7rUp
Disinforming outlet(s): Vremya Pokazhet (Pervyi kanal), time 26:26
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

Minister Avakov called for restoring the border control over internationally recognised borders of Ukraine: http://bit.ly/2iVbsPE

Keywords: Donbas, Crimea
Countries: Ukraine
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The damaging of Vaclav Havel's memorial in Kyiv was a...
Additional details: The damaging of Vaclav Havel's memorial in Kyiv was a protest against the government’s pro-European foreign policy that is not supported by common people.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2k8hHvK
Disinforming outlet(s): Sputnik
Reported by: Collected by the Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) within the framework of the Centre for International Relations‘ project co-financed by the Visegrad Fund
Disproof note:

No evidence to support the claims.

Keywords: Václav Havel, Protest
Countries: Czech Republic, Ukraine, EU
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Ukraine has filed action against Russia in the International Court...
Additional details: Ukraine has filed action against Russia in the International Court of Justice only in order to harm Russia as much as possible.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2jh7rUp
Disinforming outlet(s): Vremya Pokazhet (Pervyi kanal), time 03:00
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

Ukraine has filed a case in the International Court of Justice to hold the Russian Federation accountable for acts of terrorism and discrimination in the course of its unlawful aggression against Ukraine: http://bit.ly/2jpuRI1

Keywords: ICJ
Countries: Russia, Ukraine
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The Luhansk Peoples republic is an independent state
Additional details: The Luhansk Peoples republic is an independent state.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2kizznR
Disinforming outlet(s): Miastok
Reported by: Oleksandr Nykonorov, journalist for Depo.ua, blogger, researcher
Disproof note:

Eastern Ukraine is part of Ukraine. The international community does not recognise the so-called "presidential and parliamentary elections" held in Donetsk and Luhansk ‘People's Republics’ on 2 November 2014. These were held contrary to the letter and the spirit of the Minsk Protocol, signed within the framework of the Trilateral Contact Group, and obstructing efforts to find a sustainable political solution to the crisis.

Keywords: LPR
Countries: Ukraine
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The German ambassador in Ukraine, Ernst Reichel, wrote a letter...
Additional details: The German ambassador in Ukraine, Ernst Reichel, wrote a letter to Ukrainian Prime Minister Petro Poroshenko, pressuring him to hand over Donbas to Russia.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2jQ82gq
Disinforming outlet(s): Korrespondent
Reported by: StopFake.org
Disproof note:

The news, as well as the published letter, is fake. http://bit.ly/2kjwDHr

Keywords: Donbas, Petro Poroshenko
Countries: Russia, Ukraine, Germany
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The America for Bulgaria Foundation, George Soros and other NGOs...
Additional details: The America for Bulgaria Foundation, George Soros and other NGOs are organizing a Maidan against the president elect Radev in Bulgaria. Bulgarians under 40 years are recruited and paid 30 euros each to participate in the uprising.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2kafcgs
Disinforming outlet(s): RIA Novosti
Reported by: East Stratcom Network
Disproof note:

No evidence given, the article refers to "unofficial sources" and rumors on blogs to support its claims (using a common tactic when spreading disinformation-referring back to the fact that information has been reported before, without mentioning what kind of source has reported it). The claim that America for Bulgaria will be more active in supporting democracy is presented as a suspicious thing, whereas it is perfectly normal to support democracy.

Keywords: NGO, Colour revolutions, George Soros
Countries: Bulgaria
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Angela Merkel’s party (SDU) and its sister party (CSU) continues...
Additional details: Angela Merkel’s party (SDU) and its sister party (CSU) continues to fall from favour with German voters and anti-mass migration Alternative for Germany (AfD) and the Social Democratic Party (SPD) remain unchanged from the previous week at 21 per cent and 12 per cent, respectively.
Language / Targeted audience: English
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2j5PXXI
Disinforming outlet(s): Breitbart
Reported by: East Stratcom Network
Disproof note:

No

Keywords: AfD, SPD, Elections, Migration crisis, Angela Merkel
Countries: Germany
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