This week, Germany was in the limelight of pro-Kremlin disinformation once again. There were several reports in Czech pro-Kremlin outlets accusing Germany of being the ruler of the Czech Republic and of hindering the country from entering the Eurozone, as well as accusations that Germany controls the Czech Armed Forces.

In a Lithuanian outlet, a German commander in NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence battalion in Lithuania was accused of being a Russian agent, although the picture meant to prove the false claim was a fake: an image of the commander’s head was pasted onto another image with the help of Photoshop, as shown here and here.

In a Slovakian outlet, it was announced that Angela Merkel is resigning – confusingly the statement was withdrawn later in the very same article, a case of a severely misleading headline. Furthermore, Berlin was accused of aiming to rule the European continent via Brussels, with a Czech outlet making parallels between the Brexit negotiations and the Munich agreement that permitted Germany to annex some Czechoslovakian territories in 1938.

Europe is everyone’s enemy

But it was not only Germany that was targeted with disinformation: The European Union, Member States and EU institutions also got their share of accusations this week. Just as last year, when after the horrific terror attacks in Brussels, pro-Kremlin outlets blamed Angela Merkel, the West, Europe – or even claimed the attacks were staged and did not happen at all; So too, after the horrifying attack in London on the 22nd of March, did a pro-Kremlin outlet claim this was orchestrated by the “Brussels elite” in order to deter Theresa May from triggering Brexit.

Meanwhile the European Parliament building in Strasbourg was claimed to have been inspired by the Tower of Babel (although it was really inspired by Roman amphitheatres) and the EU was accused of being a “satanistic project” apparently “proven” by a poster designed by the Council of Europe. This bizarre disinformation has been around since 2008 and reminds us of last year’s disinformation that that the new NATO headquarters building was inspired by Nazi symbols.

On Russian state TV we saw yet another example of historical revisionism where it was claimed that a united Europe leads to war with Russia as during WWII and that Europe started the war in Ukraine – overlooking such historical facts as the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact for example or the more recent facts on the ground; Europe did not start the war in Ukraine and is not participating in it – in contrast to Russia’s activity.

Business as usual in Ukraine

Ukraine was portrayed in the usual way in pro-Kremlin outlets: as a terrorist state which conducts genocide in Donbas and which planned to build concentration camps in eastern Ukraine. A slightly new focus was to portray President Poroshenko as a dictator who does not have legitimate power and to say that the EU agrees with this description but supports him anyway – despite the obvious fact that President Poroshenko was democratically elected by the citizens of Ukraine in 2014.

Disinformation cases reported in the previous week

The MEPs' resolution on Brexit negotiations resemble Munich 1938
Additional details: The MEPs' resolution on Brexit negotiations resemble Munich 1938. The MEPs want to veto UK's exit of the EU in case the UK government signs any bilateral deal with a non-EU country before spring 2019. Brussels is becoming fascist. It is an attempt of Berlin to rule the continent through Brussels.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2o0mJQc
Disinforming outlet(s): aeronet.cz
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

All the MEPs requirements are based on existing EU law: http://bit.ly/2oss4AM

Keywords: Brexit, Nazi/Fascist
Countries: UK, EU
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The Czech Republic is impoverished, blackmailed and colonized by the...
Additional details: The Czech Republic is impoverished, blackmailed and colonized by the EU. // The EU's Global Strategy foresees the creation of a European empire involving the Middle East and Northern Africa, as the EU continues to import 56 million Muslims.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2ot2OHh
Disinforming outlet(s): novarepublika.cz
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

The Czech Republic's net profit after the first ten years in the EU was 410 billion Czech crowns (more than 15 billion Euro). // There is no "empire" envisaged in the EU's new Global Strategy: http://bit.ly/2n3z1YW // The EU does not "import" Muslims.

Keywords: Middle East and North Africa, Imperialism/colonialism, Islamisation
Countries: Czech Republic, EU
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Ukrainians have repeatedly asked Crimea to share the peninsula’s electricity...
Additional details: Ukrainians have repeatedly asked Crimea to share the peninsula’s electricity with the bordering southern region of the country.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2nR4OLc
Disinforming outlet(s): RIA Novosti
Reported by: Stopfake.org
Disproof note:

Ukraines supposed begging for electricity or gas is a favorite Russian disinformation theme. Last year several stories appeared claiming that Ukrainians were appealing directly to Vladimir Putin to help them with gas supplies. There is no evidence that the Kherson region is having electricity shortages; the regional utility limited power for several hours on March 30 for cable repairs, otherwise, electricity supply is normal and uninterrupted. Kherson, one of the sunniest areas of Ukraine is leading the country in renewable energy. It has both solar power farms and wind energy plants, where 12 new wind turbines are scheduled to be installed later this year. Occupied Crimea suffers regular electricity outages. Official sites regularly publish schedules of electricity shutoffs. Further debunking at Stopfake.org http://bit.ly/2oPMRud.

Keywords: Crimea
Countries: Ukraine
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Ukrainians laugh at NATO instructors
Additional details: Ukrainians laugh at NATO instructors.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2olC3rg
Disinforming outlet(s): Sputnik Czech
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

The article is based on one Facebook post and does not prove anything about how the whole country perceives the presence of NATO instructors. // President Poroshenko thanked NATO countries for their help: http://bit.ly/2osinSJ

Keywords: NATO
Countries: Ukraine
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The European Parliament building in Strasbourg is inspired by the...
Additional details: The European Parliament building in Strasbourg is inspired by the Tower of Babel. And there are Satanist stars on an EU poster. That proves that the EU is a Satanistic project.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2mY2zqJ
Disinforming outlet(s): protiproud.parlamentnilisty.cz
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

Czech version of the "Biblia i prorochestva" disinformation mentioned above.

Keywords: Satanism
Countries: EU
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The murder of Denis Voronenkov, former Duma’s deputy, who had...
Additional details: The murder of Denis Voronenkov, former Duma’s deputy, who had received political asylum in Ukraine, demonstrates that fascism and Russophobia have been implemented in Ukraine.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2nAUgxk
Disinforming outlet(s): ‘Vremya pokazhet’ @ ‘Pervyi kanal’ (3:19)
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

It is an often repeated pro-Kremlin disinformation that the Ukranian state is fascist, but as usual no evidence was given. The investigation into the murder of the well-known Putin critic is ongoing.

Keywords: Russophobia
Countries: Russia, Ukraine
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Protests in Russia were orchestrated with help from abroad in...
Additional details: Protests in Russia were orchestrated with help from abroad in order to finish what globalist zionists started during Yeltsin's precidency. CIA, NSA and Khodorovsky could be behind them. Navalny is just a puppet of Khodorkovsky.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2nKN2HV
Disinforming outlet(s): aeronet.cz
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/ // 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 given for this conspiracy.

Keywords: NSA, Protest, Alexei Navalny, Puppets, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Secret services, CIA
Countries: Russia
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George Soros's agencies are taking control over Slovakia
Additional details: George Soros's agencies are taking control over Slovakia. The third sector (managed by Soros) is controlling the political development and therefore the priorities of the Slovak state policies. The third sector (incl. Open Society Foundation), has projects running in order to e.g. privatise state property, destroy the pension scheme system and medical care, destroy culture and lower the educational level of the population.
Language / Targeted audience: Slovak
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2nvX0LA
Disinforming outlet(s): hlavnespravy.sk
Reported by: Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs (CENAA)
Disproof note:

No evidence for this conspiracy given. George Soros's foundation has been carrying out democratic and liberal activities since it came to Slovakia. For example, one of the core principles is to support the improvement of education and cultural values: http://bit.ly/2o1QHTK

Keywords: George Soros
Countries: Slovakia
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Rates of tuberculosis are rising in Ukraine as a direct...
Additional details: Rates of tuberculosis are rising in Ukraine as a direct consequence of the Maidan revolution and the country’s economic crisis.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2ostnzN
Disinforming outlet(s): Ukraina.ru
Reported by: Stopfake.org
Disproof note:

The Ukrainian Health Ministry announced that while tuberculosis continues to be a health problem in Ukraine, overall the rate of TB decreased by 4.3% in 2016 http://bit.ly/2nR3wA7. Director of the Health Ministry’s Tuberculosis Control Center Yana Terleyeva dismissed the claim that Ukraine has a TB epidemic as groundless, rates of infection peaked in Ukraine in 2005 and have been declining ever since, she said in an interview. Further debunking at Stopfake.org http://bit.ly/2osls56.

Keywords: Economic difficulties, Euromaidan
Countries: Ukraine
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President Poroshenko is turning Russia into an external enemy of...
Additional details: President Poroshenko is turning Russia into an external enemy of Ukraine since it is the only way to legitimize his personal power and conceal the crimes of the Ukrainian regime.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2nyOBqP
Disinforming outlet(s): ‘Vremya pokazhet’ @ ‘Pervyi kanal’ (37:00)
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

Petro Poroshenko is a legitimate President democratically elected by the citizens of Ukraine in 2014. As Russia has annexed a part of Ukraine, and is supporting the rebels in Eastern Ukraine, it is not Ukraine that is creating an external enemy.

Keywords: Petro Poroshenko
Countries: Russia, Ukraine
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Ukrainian footballer Roman Zozulya, who is a nazi, was rejected...
Additional details: Ukrainian footballer Roman Zozulya, who is a nazi, was rejected by the country’s national team.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2nvLbF3
Disinforming outlet(s): Life.ru
Reported by: Stopfake.org
Disproof note:

Zozulya was not excluded from the national team. Ukraine’s head coach Andriy Shevchenko included Zozulya in the national team, the forward however, together with three other footballers, did not play in the match on that particular evening. Furthermore, StopFake has debunked several fake stories claiming that Zozulya is a Nazi http://bit.ly/2oshnxI. It is a well-known narrative in the pro-Kremlin disinformation to claim Ukranians are nazis. Further debunking at Stopfake.org http://bit.ly/2nvvde8.

Keywords: Nazi/Fascist
Countries: Ukraine
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The European Parliament building in Strasbourg is inspired by the...
Additional details: The European Parliament building in Strasbourg is inspired by the Tower of Babel. And there are Satanist stars on an EU poster. That proves that the EU is a Satanistic project.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2n3LOu4
Disinforming outlet(s): Biblia i Prorochestva @ Odnoklassniki (and other social networks, see the disproof column)
Reported by: eurocommunicator.ge
Disproof note:

Designers of the EP building were inspired by Roman amphiteatres: http://bit.ly/2on0bpG // The design used on the poster, which was in fact created by the Council of Europe of which Russia is a member, portrays the standard European stars: http://bit.ly/2n48ryJ // This conspiracy is travelling at least since 2008: http://bit.ly/2oQd7Vn

Keywords: Satanism, Council of Europe
Countries: EU
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The American convoy going through Czech Republic is a preparation...
Additional details: The American convoy going through Czech Republic is a preparation for war aggression.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2oQ26TV
Disinforming outlet(s): novarepublika.cz
Reported by: Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) within the framework of the Centre for International Relations‘ project co-financed by the Visegrad Fund
Disproof note:

The troops deployed in Eastern Europe are protecting territory of NATO allies and deterring potential adversaries from aggression: http://bit.ly/2jXx37C

Keywords: War preparation, US presence in Europe
Countries: Czech Republic, US
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About 10 authors designed the Ukrainian language on the basis...
Additional details: About 10 authors designed the Ukrainian language on the basis of South Russian dialects at the end of the 19th century.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2nAUgxk
Disinforming outlet(s): ‘Vremya pokazhet’ @ ‘Pervyi kanal’ (27:27)
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

No evidence given. The first historical state with a Slavic settlement was formed around Kyiv more than two centuries before the foundation of Moscow. Throughout the centuries, Ukrainians maintained their own cultural and linguistic identity. The distinction is apparent e.g. through the fact that in 1654, Ukraine and Russia needed translators to sign the Treaty of Pereyaslav.

Keywords: Russian language
Countries: Russia, Ukraine
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Ukraine is now turning into an organized criminal group
Additional details: Ukraine is now turning into an organized criminal group.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2nAUgxk
Disinforming outlet(s): ‘Vremya pokazhet’ @ ‘Pervyi kanal’ (29:00)
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

No evidence given. Ukraine is governed by a democratically elected government, as shown by the elections in 2014 http://bit.ly/2g9K0Mp.

Keywords: Ukrainian disintegration
Countries: Ukraine
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The Rockefeller Foundation owns the patent for the Zika virus
Additional details: The Rockefeller Foundation owns the patent for the Zika virus.
Language / Targeted audience: Slovak
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2nScUmO
Disinforming outlet(s): Zem a Vek
Reported by: Denník SME https://www.sme.sk/
Disproof note:

No evidence given for this claim. There is no patent for the Zika virus, as it is not an invention.

Keywords: Rockefeller, Diseases, Secret elites / global elites
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Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Victoria Nuland have overthrown a...
Additional details: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Victoria Nuland have overthrown a democratically elected government in Ukraine. Crimeans voted to reunite with Russia. There is no Russian invasion of Ukraine. Bashar Assad did not use chemical weapons against his own people.
Language / Targeted audience: English
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2oAGNGx
Disinforming outlet(s): paulcraigroberts.org
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

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. // Any decision relating to Ukraine's sovereignty or sovereign choices can only be taken without undue external pressure. This so-called referendum was organised in a matter of weeks by a self-proclaimed Crimean leadership lacking democratic legitimacy and installed by armed Russian military personnel following the seizure of public buildings. The EU does not recognise it. // A UN investigation has concluded that the Assad regime have used chemical weapons http://bit.ly/2nCR03L.

Keywords: Democracy, Chemical weapons/attack, Victoria Nuland, Hillary Clinton, War in Ukraine, Barack Obama, Crimea, Bashar al-Assad
Countries: Russia, Ukraine
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The war in Donbas is a genocide of the local...
Additional details: The war in Donbas is a genocide of the local population.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2nyOBqP
Disinforming outlet(s): ‘Vremya pokazhet’ @ ‘Pervyi kanal’ (46:16)
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

Re-occuring disinformation that has been debunked many times. No evidence given for the claims of a genocide in Donbas.

Keywords: Genocide, Donbas
Countries: Ukraine
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A German commander from the Enhanced Forward Presence battalion in...
Additional details: A German commander from the Enhanced Forward Presence battalion in Lithuania is a Russian agent.
Language / Targeted audience: Lithuania
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2ou1gQ9
Disinforming outlet(s): Kleinlitauen @ Wordpress.com
Reported by: Delfi.lt // DFRLab
Disproof note:

The picture allegedly depicting the German commander visiting Moscow is a fake, his head is photoshopped to a different image: http://bit.ly/2nB9VwL or http://bit.ly/2oNrr0N

Keywords: Secret services
Countries: Russia, Lithuania, Germany
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The Czech Minister of Finance is fighting against the Deep...
Additional details: The Czech Minister of Finance is fighting against the Deep State - the establishment of political and lobbyist circles.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2nNLBIR
Disinforming outlet(s): aeronet.cz
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

Repeating the same conspiracy pro-Kremlin sites were spreading about Donald Trump. See the conspiracy theory e.g. here: http://bit.ly/2lLPUGG, or in Czech here: http://bit.ly/2lzoUJm

Keywords: Deep state
Countries: Czech Republic
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Alaskans would live better under Moscow, said an Alaska State...
Additional details: Alaskans would live better under Moscow, said an Alaska State official.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2o1M4ZR
Disinforming outlet(s): ria.ru
Reported by: The Moscow Times
Disproof note:

The official did not say that: http://bit.ly/2oAXGB2

Keywords: Other
Countries: Russia, US
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Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Victoria Nuland have overthrown a...
Additional details: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Victoria Nuland have overthrown a democratically elected government in Ukraine. Crimeans voted to reunite with Russia. There is no Russian invasion of Ukraine. Bashar Assad did not use chemical weapons against his own people.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2nzvfCD
Disinforming outlet(s): protiproud.parlamentnilisty.cz
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

Czech translation of the paulcraigroberts.org disinformation article mentioned above.

Keywords: Chemical weapons/attack, Victoria Nuland, Hillary Clinton, War in Ukraine, Barack Obama, Crimea, Bashar al-Assad
Countries: Russia, Ukraine
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Alaskans would live better under Moscow, said an Alaska State...
Additional details: Alaskans would live better under Moscow, said an Alaska State official.
Language / Targeted audience: Slovak
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2nOcUTd
Disinforming outlet(s): srspol.sk
Reported by: Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs (CENAA)
Disproof note:

Slovak translation of the ria.ru disinformation article mentioned above.

Keywords: Other
Countries: Russia, US
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Ukraine is destroying European values, the economy is collapsing, there...
Additional details: Ukraine is destroying European values, the economy is collapsing, there is no freedom of speech.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2nWsXQD
Disinforming outlet(s): ‘Vremya pokazhet’ @ ‘Pervyi kanal’ (26:28)
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

Ukraine's GDP growth is accelerating: http://bit.ly/2nWvQ3N // The situation with freedom of speech is becoming better in Ukraine, according to the World Press Freedom Index, Ukraine has risen to place 107 and category "problematic" in 2016 (from position 129 and category "bad" in 2015); Russia was placed 148th in 2016 and 152nd in 2015 (in both cases category "bad").

Keywords: European values, Freedom of speech, Economic difficulties
Countries: Ukraine
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When Europe was united without Russia, it always started a...
Additional details: When Europe was united without Russia, it always started a war against Russia. As it was with Napoleon or Adolf Hitler - which is why Russia does not need a Europe united without Russia. Now again, a Europe united without Russia has started a war against Russia in Ukraine.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2nWsXQD
Disinforming outlet(s): ‘Vremya pokazhet’ @ ‘Pervyi kanal’ (1:15:50)
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

Historical revisionism which overlooks such historical facts as the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact. // Europe has not started the war in Ukraine and Europe is not participating in the war in Ukraine. The conflict is due to Russia and its proxies, as stated in numerous reports (see e.g. http://bit.ly/1RbWQU5), admitted by the Russian "separatist" commander Igor Strelkov Girkin (http://bit.ly/2hXeONs), or confirmed by the International Criminal Court (http://bit.ly/2n6wNYs).

Keywords: Adolf Hitler
Countries: Ukraine
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The London terrorist attack of the 22nd March might have...
Additional details: The London terrorist attack of the 22nd March might have been coordinated by the Brussels elites to deter Theresa May from triggering Brexit.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2oJS3zI
Disinforming outlet(s): protiproud.parlamentnilisty.cz
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/ // 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 for this conspiracy. Pro-Kremlin outlets regularly spread disinformation about "government false flag operations" after terror attacks. // According to police investigation, the attacker was inspired by terrorist propaganda: http://bit.ly/2n10fdM

Keywords: Theresa May, London attacks, Brexit, Secret elites / global elites, Terrorism
Countries: UK, EU
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The "slow" countries in a two-speed Europe will be penalized...
Additional details: The "slow" countries in a two-speed Europe will be penalized and will lose access to the single market.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2ntgst1
Disinforming outlet(s): aeronet.cz
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

The single market will remain a cornerstone of the EU integration even for countries that choose the slower pace. See e.g. Jean Claude Juncker's White Paper on the future of Europe: http://bit.ly/2mKCPJV

Keywords: EU regulations
Countries: Europe
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Angela Merkel has announced the conditions of her resignation
Additional details: Angela Merkel has announced the conditions of her resignation.
Language / Targeted audience: Slovak
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2okgq7J
Disinforming outlet(s): hlavnespravy.sk
Reported by: Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs (CENAA)
Disproof note:

Misleading headline. The article itself says that Angela Merkel stated "she is not planning to resign at the moment".

Keywords: Angela Merkel
Countries: Germany
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Western media inflate protests in Russia
Additional details: Western media inflate protests in Russia.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2nAhm77
Disinforming outlet(s): Margarita Simonyan @ ria.ru
Reported by: Polygraph.info
Disproof note:

The recent protests were the largest since those in 2011-12 http://cnn.it/2n9XRGi. Russian state media (including Simonyan's) decided to mostly ignore them: http://bit.ly/2nOg0qA

Keywords: Protest, Media
Countries: Russia, The West
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The position of the West towards Ukraine is changing: the...
Additional details: The position of the West towards Ukraine is changing: the West is already acknowledging that there are no reforms and no democracy in the country and Europe will sooner or later understand that Ukraine is governed by a junta.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2oTz7hW
Disinforming outlet(s): ‘Vremya pokazhet’ @ ‘Pervyi kanal’ (7:50)
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

No evidence given. Democratic, competitive and generally well-organised presidential and parliamentary elections were held in 2014 and local elections in 2015. The EU welcomed this progress. Ukraine is making progress in reforms in key areas, notably constitutional reform, decentralisation, the fight against corruption and the judiciary. The EU welcomes these steps and is providing substantial support in all these areas.

Keywords: Democracy, Junta, The West, Europe
Countries: Europe, The West, Ukraine
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Petro Poroshenko, president of Ukraine, is going to become a...
Additional details: Petro Poroshenko, president of Ukraine, is going to become a dictator in his country and get the support of the EU under the pretext that such a dictatorship could save Europe from possible catastrophes in Ukrainian nuclear power plants.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2oTz7hW
Disinforming outlet(s): ‘Vremya pokazhet’ @ ‘Pervyi kanal’ (16:50)
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

No evidence or explanation given for these claims.

Keywords: Nuclear issues, Dictatorship, Petro Poroshenko
Countries: Europe, Ukraine, EU
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Ukraine does not intend to implement the Minsk agreements, but...
Additional details: Ukraine does not intend to implement the Minsk agreements, but to unleash civil war.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2nSdqj4
Disinforming outlet(s): ‘Vremya pokazhet’ @ ‘Pervyi kanal’ (14:56)
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

No evidence given. According to the latest status report of the OSCE Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, there are violations of the Minsk agreement on both sides of the conflict. During the last two weeks two incidents involving small-arms fire and mortar rounds explosions near SMM members and vehicles were registered in areas not controlled by the Government. http://bit.ly/2oDYchC. Most of the measures in the Minsk agreements depend above all on Russia and its proxies, including the withdrawal of all heavy weaponry, full monitoring access for the OSCE, and the full restoration of control of the state border to the Ukrainian government.

Keywords: Civil war, Minsk agreements
Countries: Ukraine
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Ukraine is a terrorist state where the authorities are constantly...
Additional details: Ukraine is a terrorist state where the authorities are constantly calling for terrorist acts and registering terrorist organizations as NGOs.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2nSdqj4
Disinforming outlet(s): ‘Vremya pokazhet’ @ ‘Pervyi kanal’ (36:04)
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

No evidence given for this re-occuring disinformation. Ukraine is a legitimate state with a legitimate government as shown by the democratic, competitive and generally well-organised presidential and parliamentary elections in 2014 and local elections in 2015. Ukraine is making progress in reforms in key areas, notably constitutional reform, decentralisation, the fight against corruption and the judiciary. The EU welcomes these steps and is providing substantial support in all these areas.

Keywords: NGO, Terrorism
Countries: Ukraine
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When starting the anti-terrorist mission in Donbas, Ukraine's government was...
Additional details: When starting the anti-terrorist mission in Donbas, Ukraine's government was planning to construct ‘concentration camps’ for the population of this region.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2nSdqj4
Disinforming outlet(s): ‘Vremya pokazhet’ @ ‘Pervyi kanal’ (36:04)
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

No evidence given for this conspiracy theory, which recalls last unsubstantiated allegations regarding concentration camps elsewhere in the region - a recurring disinformation theme.

Keywords: Donbas
Countries: Ukraine
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The Czech Minister of Defence purportedly handed over part of...
Additional details: The Czech Minister of Defence purportedly handed over part of the Czech Army to German control. Is the Czech Republic going to become a Protectorate again?
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2n3p79n
Disinforming outlet(s): czechfreepress.cz
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

Repeating already debunked disinformation: http://bit.ly/2nNOcCA

Keywords: Sovereignty
Countries: Czech Republic, Germany
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The US ABM (Anti-Ballistic Missile) shield in Europe may lead...
Additional details: The US ABM (Anti-Ballistic Missile) shield in Europe may lead to a sudden nuclear attack on Russia.
Language / Targeted audience: English
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2nK25DH
Disinforming outlet(s): Russia Today (RT)
Reported by: East Stratcom Network
Disproof note:

No evidence given for this claim. It is Russia that has made references to its readiness to use nuclear weapons.

Keywords: Nuclear issues, Missile defence system
Countries: Russia, US
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The Czech Republic is almost a German colony for example...
Additional details: The Czech Republic is almost a German colony for example Germany controls the exchange rate of the Czech crown. Germany also forbids the Czech Republic to enter the Eurozone.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2osIKs7
Disinforming outlet(s): aeronet.cz
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

Czech Republic is a sovereign and independent country. No evidence for the conspiracy claims given.

Keywords: Imperialism/colonialism
Countries: Czech Republic, Germany
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