If a tree falls in the forest and there’s nobody around to hear, does it make a sound? It is a question that philosophers have been pondering for centuries. What about a nuclear bomb that falls over a Lithuanian village, and no one notices – did it happen? Well, pro-Kremlin outlets certainly think so.

The peculiar story of an American B-52 plane, which by accident dropped a nuclear bomb over a building in a Lithuanian town emerged in some outlets the latest week. It first appeared online on a community news section in English and was soon accompanied with a fabricated screenshot of a statement by the U.S Department of Defence, as described by the Digital Forensic Research Lab. Later it spread to Russian and Lithuanian sites, there accompanied by a recycled video of a burning house. Luckily, the story was quickly spotted by the Strategic Communications Department of the Armed Forces of Lithuania, who sent around an email warning of its spread. This spring we have seen several disinformation stories concerning foreign military activity in the Baltic states.

As we have previously shown, disinformation about Germany has been on the rise lately. This week, we learned in a Georgian pro-Kremlin outlets that the German state steals thousands of children from families to hand them over to same sex couples and that Germany puts children in concentration camps. In other pro-Kremlin outlets we could read that Germany has forced Czech people to stop smoking in restaurants and that Berlin has ordered a Czech car manufacturer to freeze the salaries of their employees. It goes without saying that neither of the claims are substantiated with some evidence.

Soros the Destroyer

We have once before summed up some of the preposterous claims in pro-Kremlin disinformation about Mr. George Soros. He has previously been accused of controlling the US Government and of abolishing the office of the president in the Czech Republic, among other things. This week we saw both some old favourite myths about Mr Soros reappearing and some new ones being invented. There were claims that Soros organisations warn that the visa-free regime between Ukraine and the EU will end and that Mr Soros has organised the refugee crisis in Europe in order to earn more money. But we also learned that George Soros was responsible for the order to shoot Russian paratroopers during the conflict in former Yugoslavia. That is quite a lot of power in the hands of one man, but as usual no evidence for the claims was presented.

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Russian state TV blaming Mr Soros for the colour revolutions in Georgia and Ukraine.

Disinformation cases reported in the previous week

Russia did not interfere with the elections in the US...
Additional details: Russia did not interfere with the elections in the US or France nor has Russia anything to do with the conflict in Eastern Ukraine.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2sFVblk
Disinforming outlet(s): ‘Vremya pokazhet’ (23:20)
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

The US intelligence community have evidence that Russia attempted to influence the 2016 presidential election in the US http://bit.ly/2iRbS9b, there are also documents indicating that the Russian state-controlled think-tank RISS draw up a plan to influence the election http://reut.rs/2osYIxO. There are indications that Russian hackers attempted to interfere with the French election this year http://bit.ly/2tMoDDC. See also the statement of former FBI chief Comey about Russian interference http://bit.ly/2rj0KBQ. Denial of Russian involvement in the conflict in Ukraine is one of the most repeated pro-Kremlin disinformations. But the evidence to the contrary is overwhelming, much of it coming, inadvertently or deliberately, from Russian troops themselves. Further details, for example, are in the following reports: http://bit.ly/1JUXaQB, http://bit.ly/1RbWQU5, http://bit.ly/1L6f6J6, http://bit.ly/1GpWmnW.

Keywords: War in Ukraine, Elections
Countries: Russia, Ukraine, US, France
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The state ideology of Ukraine is national socialism and facism
Additional details: The state ideology of Ukraine is national socialism and facism.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2sG7VIT
Disinforming outlet(s): ‘Vremya pokazhet’ (1:17:17)
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

No evidence given. The far-right 'Right Sector' (often depicted as fascists by pro-Kremlin outlets) gained only 1.8% of the votes in the latest parliamentary elections, far short of the threshold needed to enter parliament. Ukraine's electorate clearly voted for unity and moderation, not separatism or extremism, and the composition of the parliament reflects that http://bit.ly/2dFFEdi

Countries: Ukraine
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Europe is at the bottom of the abyss - the...
Additional details: Europe is at the bottom of the abyss - the situation there is chaos, immorality and the destruction of the concepts of parents, children, mother and father.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2tiUBb0
Disinforming outlet(s): ‘Mesto vstrechi’ (1:28:06)
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

No evidence given. It is a common narrative about Europe in pro-Kremlin outlets that there is chaos in Europe.

Keywords: Chaos
Countries: Europe
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The Czech Republic examines the possibility to leave the EU
Additional details: The Czech Republic examines the possibility to leave the EU.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2s9zRlS
Disinforming outlet(s): Pravda.ru
Reported by: Centre against Terrorism and Hybrid Threats (CTHH), MoI Czech Republic
Disproof note:

The Czech Republic is not considering leaving the EU. On 14 June 2017, the Czech Prime Minister tweeted “The EU is not perfect, but it is our national interest to be a part of it. It ensures stability, prosperity, and security in an uncertain world. No leaving!” http://bit.ly/2rDo7GJ, http://bit.ly/2rnNhd0

Keywords: EU disintegration
Countries: Czech Republic, EU
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Trade and economic cooperation between Ukraine and Russian Federation in...
Additional details: Trade and economic cooperation between Ukraine and Russian Federation in the defence sector has increased by 70%.
Language / Targeted audience: Polish
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2svRlJI
Disinforming outlet(s): kresy24.pl
Reported by: Center for Propaganda and Disinformation Analysis Foundation, www.capd.pl
Disproof note:

Polish translation of the svpressa.ru disinformation above.

Keywords: Trade
Countries: Russia, Ukraine
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A US B-52 bomber accidentally dropped a B-61 nuclear bomb...
Additional details: A US B-52 bomber accidentally dropped a B-61 nuclear bomb on a town in Lithuania, causing an apartment building to be engulfed in flames, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.
Language / Targeted audience: English
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2sOvgIQ
Disinforming outlet(s): Reddit.com/ wn.com
Reported by: East Stratcom Network
Disproof note:

This is a fabricated story. The screenshot that accompanies the claims is fabricated. In Reddit, other users quickly pointed out that it was a fake. Nevertheless, it spread to Lithuanian and Russian sites. Some Lithuanian sites added a warning that it was a fake story when that was evident. Further debunking by the DFRLab http://bit.ly/2tEIYL0.

Keywords: Nuclear issues
Countries: Lithuania, US
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The Western world is waging a war against Slavs, Russians...
Additional details: The Western world is waging a war against Slavs, Russians and Serbs especially.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2sJnO1n
Disinforming outlet(s): nwoo.org
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

Czech translation of the Russian disinformation mentioned above.

Keywords: Slavic, The West
Countries: Serbia, Russia, The West
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The Western world is waging a war against Slavs, Russians...
Additional details: The Western world is waging a war against Slavs, Russians and Serbs especially.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2sjHqZH
Disinforming outlet(s): Inosmi.ru
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

No evidence given. The EU has stressed through its five guiding principles of policy towards Russia the need for selective engagement and for investing in the future of the relationship. NATO Heads of State and Government made clear at the Warsaw Summit in July 2016 that "The Alliance does not seek confrontation and poses no threat to Russia. But we cannot and will not compromise on the principles on which our Alliance and security in Europe and North America rest" http://bit.ly/29Clz6e. // Serbia is a candidate country to join the EU, the EU is currently having accession talks with Serbia. http://bit.ly/2tgDrdm

Keywords: Slavic, The West
Countries: Serbia, Russia, The West
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The President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker promised more...
Additional details: The President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker promised more money from EU funds to Czech government in the case that it will start to fulfill quotas for refugees.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2siOBz3
Disinforming outlet(s): aeronet.cz
Reported by: Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI)
Disproof note:

This conclusion is drawn from interview conducted by tabloid Blesk. Mr. Juncker stated that Czech regions will receive 590 billion of Czech crowns from EU structural funds until 2020. When Mr. Juncker was asked about quotas, he appealed to common European solidarity, however pointed out the final decision is the matter of Czech Republic. Neither the journalist nor Mr. Juncker connected those two issues. http://bit.ly/2sGW3qx

Keywords: Jean-Claude Juncker, Refugees, Migration crisis
Countries: Czech Republic, EU
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In 2011 in Germany, 38 500 children were taken away...
Additional details: In 2011 in Germany, 38 500 children were taken away from their families against their will and handed over to same sex families. // Over the last 20 years tens of thousands of families were deprived of their children by the German state. The children are then placed in juvenile justice institutions, something like concentration camps.
Language / Targeted audience: Georgian
Link to the disinformation: Printed newspaper
Disinforming outlet(s): Tbilisi/24
Reported by: EEAS Tbilisi
Disproof note:

No evidence given. While homosexual couples can be foster families, there are no official statistics of the number of homosexual foster couples in Germany. They are estimated to 1% of foster families in big cities, says a researcher at the University of Siegen http://bit.ly/2ssxIlI. In 2014, there were 41.000 registered same-sex couples in Germany, which make the numbers cited in the story quite unlikely: http://bit.ly/2fgMaFl. The objective of removing children from their families is to ensure the well-being of the child. If parents protest the removal of their children, public authorities must return the child to the family or seek permission from a court: http://bit.ly/2sPbMUk // There are no concentration camps in Germany.

Keywords: Stealing children
Countries: Germany
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Soros sponsored funds warn of end of the visa-free travel for...
Additional details: Soros sponsored funds warn of end of the visa-free travel for Ukrainians to the EU.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2rafqDs
Disinforming outlet(s): RT
Reported by: Stopfake.org
Disproof note:

The article is based on a distortion of the analytical report "Irregular and forced migration from Ukraine to the EU on the eve of visa-free regime“ conducted by NGO “Europe without barriers”.The NGO has put out a statement identifying manipulation of its findings. Further debunking by StopFake: http://bit.ly/2sieY9Z

Keywords: Visa liberalisation, George Soros
Countries: Ukraine, EU
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The West is forcing Georgia to accept the independence of...
Additional details: The West is forcing Georgia to accept the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in order to drag Georgia into NATO.
Language / Targeted audience: Georgian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2tkoI22
Disinforming outlet(s): Saerto Gazeti newspaper
Reported by: Polygraph.info
Disproof note:

NATO is not forcing Georgia to join the alliance. In fact, on the contrary, it is Georgia which seeks to join NATO. In addition, NATO and the EU have consistently and publicly supported Georgia’s territorial integrity and called on Russia to withdraw its troops from Georgia. Further debunking by Polygraph.info: http://bit.ly/2rIQCHF

Keywords: Russo-Georgian War, NATO, The West
Countries: The West, Georgia
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Migrants from Eastern Ukraine are treated as second class citizens...
Additional details: Migrants from Eastern Ukraine are treated as second class citizens in Ukraine.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2sH6yJW
Disinforming outlet(s): Ukraina.ru
Reported by: StopFake.org
Disproof note:

No evidence given. The story has been compiled from old articles and a manipulated Facebook commentary. Further debunking by StopFake: http://bit.ly/2tEHVuz

Keywords: Eastern Ukraine, Migration crisis
Countries: Ukraine
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The recent bill that forbids smoking in Czech restaurants was...
Additional details: The recent bill that forbids smoking in Czech restaurants was approved due to the pressure from the German government and the EU.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2rneHzD
Disinforming outlet(s): euportal.parlamentnilisty.cz
Reported by: Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI)
Disproof note:

The restriction of smoking areas started already in 1989. The first bill that restricted smoking in restaurants was adopted in 2006. Read more about the EU Council recommendations on a smoke free environment here http://bit.ly/2ts9hon

Countries: Czech Republic, EU, Germany
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International observers did not question the legality of the Crimean...
Additional details: International observers did not question the legality of the Crimean referendum.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2sm41Cw
Disinforming outlet(s): Sputnik
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

Neither the OSCE or the EU sent observers to Crimea, since it is not viewed as a legitimate election. http://bit.ly/2sH5gyz // The European Union does not recognise and continues to strongly condemn this violation of international law: http://bit.ly/2sUEiUF

Keywords: Referendum, Crimea
Countries: Ukraine
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Trade and economic cooperation between Ukraine and Russian Federation in...
Additional details: Trade and economic cooperation between Ukraine and Russian Federation in the defence sector has increased by 70%.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2sOf6Qf
Disinforming outlet(s): svpressa.ru
Reported by: Center for Propaganda and Disinformation Analysis Foundation, www.capd.pl
Disproof note:

Repeating an already debunked disinformation. The export of weapons from Ukraine to Russia was halted in August 2014: http://bit.ly/2muO1uC // Journalists have misinterpreted the data of Stockholm International Peace Research Institute: http://bit.ly/2muP6mx

Keywords: Trade
Countries: Russia, Ukraine
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In 2014, Moldova was forced to sign the free trade...
Additional details: In 2014, Moldova was forced to sign the free trade agreement without consulting with the citizens, under an enormous pressure of the EU and the US. The agreement has harmed Moldova's economy.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2sGzJwy
Disinforming outlet(s): bogdantsirdea.eu
Reported by: BDR Associates
Disproof note:

No evidence given. EU-Moldova Association Agreement was signed in 2014, it was ratified also by the Moldovan Parliament. It includes the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area that provides duty-free and quota-free access for almost all Moldovan goods to the EU market. Around two thirds (66%) of Moldova's exports went to the EU in 2016, followed by Russia (12%) and Belarus (5%). EU imports from Moldova increased by 5.5% in 2015 and by 7.7% in 2016. Imports from EU fell by 18 per cent after two years of the Association Agreement compared to the period when Moldova was not an associated partner of EU (2012-2014) – says economist from Expert – Grup, Andrian Lupusor in an interview to RFE: http://bit.ly/2mvdozn // This fact is confirmed by a detailed analysis on the consequences of the AA on Moldovan economy: http://bit.ly/2qWrjlf

Keywords: Trade, Economic difficulties, AA/DCFTA
Countries: Moldova, EU, US
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The 'Ukranian project' is a Westerns project directed against Russia
Additional details: The 'Ukranian project' is a Westerns project directed against Russia.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2sO1UdB
Disinforming outlet(s): ‘Mesto vstrechi’ (1:28:06)
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

No evidence given. Ukraine is not a project, it is an independent state and the EU as well as the US supports that independence.

Keywords: Anti-Russian, Ukrainian statehood
Countries: Russia, The West
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To earn more money, George Soros has organized the migrants’...
Additional details: To earn more money, George Soros has organized the migrants’ crises in Europe forcing the Europeans to work for him and financing the refugees to reach small countries of the EU.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2rMeZiW
Disinforming outlet(s): ‘Mesto vstrechi’ (1:28:06)
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

No evidence given. It is an often repeated disinformation in pro-Kremlin outlets that George Soros and his foundation is behind the refugee crsisis - or any other crisis, as we have described before http://bit.ly/2p0xjU2.

Keywords: Refugees, Migration crisis, George Soros
Countries: Europe, EU
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George Soros was responsible for the order to shoot Russian...
Additional details: George Soros was responsible for the order to shoot Russian paratroopers during the conflict in former Yugoslavia.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2rMeZiW
Disinforming outlet(s): ‘Mesto vstrechi’ (14:47)
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

No evidence given. It is an often repeated disinformation in pro-Kremlin outlets that George Soros and his foundation is behind the refugee crsisis - or any other crisis, as we have described before http://bit.ly/2p0xjU2.

Keywords: George Soros
Countries: Yugoslavia
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Serbia’s "opening to the West" caused the country to have...
Additional details: Serbia’s "opening to the West" caused the country to have an openly gay prime minister appointed to lead the country.
Language / Targeted audience: Hungarian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2sJnpwv
Disinforming outlet(s): Hídfő
Reported by: Political Capital Institute
Disproof note:

The choice of Serbian Prime Minister is a sovereign internal decision of Serbia.

Keywords: LGBT
Countries: Serbia, The West
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The president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and his supporters act...
Additional details: The president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and his supporters act as Hitler and Joseph Goebbels.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2tDSONj
Disinforming outlet(s): Politikus.ru
Reported by: East Stratcom Network
Disproof note:

This is a common allegation about the Ukranian government by pro-Kremlin outlets, as we have shown before http://bit.ly/2mUOTbO. There were democratic presidential elections and parliamentary elections held in Ukraine in 2014. The parties that devoted to democratic values received a strong majority of votes. The far-right Right Sector gained only 1.8% of the votes.

Keywords: Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler, Petro Poroshenko
Countries: Ukraine
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Ukraine banned the ribbon of St
Additional details: Ukraine banned the ribbon of St. George, and now Ukrainians are fleeing the country using the possibility of visa-free traveling to the EU.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2rvHMcl 
Disinforming outlet(s): Vesti Nedeli with Dmitry Kiselyov, Russia-1 (41:05)
Reported by: East Stratcom Network
Disproof note:

There is no connection between banning the ribbon of St.George and Ukrainians traveling to the EU. Furthermore, there is no evidence that Ukraninans are now fleeing the country using the visa-free regime.

Keywords: Visa liberalisation
Countries: Ukraine, EU
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Europe hopes "banderovtsy" would gain the power in Ukraine and the...
Additional details: Europe hopes "banderovtsy" would gain the power in Ukraine and the Russians would disappear from the country. Syria, respectively, should be governed by the Islamists.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2sO0QWV
Disinforming outlet(s): Regnum.ru
Reported by: East Stratcom Network
Disproof note:

No evidence given. The EU is cooperating with the democratically elected leaders of Ukraine. In Syria, the EU supports the Global Coalition, aimed at further degrading and defeating Da'esh.

Keywords: Syrian War
Countries: Russia, Ukraine, Syria
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Ukraine holds the first place in corruption ranking in Europe
Additional details: Ukraine holds the first place in corruption ranking in Europe.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2rvHMcl 
Disinforming outlet(s): Vesti Nedeli with Dmitry Kiselyov, Russia-1 (34:34)
Reported by: East Stratcom Network
Disproof note:

Russia and Ukraine share the worst (131) rank in Europe according to Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index 2016 http://bit.ly/2j3Y63K.

Keywords: Corruption
Countries: Europe, Ukraine
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A US B-52 bomber accidentally dropped a B-61 nuclear bomb...
Additional details: A US B-52 bomber accidentally dropped a B-61 nuclear bomb on a town in Lithuania, causing an apartment building to be engulfed in flames according to the U.S. Department of Defense.
Language / Targeted audience: Lithuania
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2sRHalf
Disinforming outlet(s): Sarmatas (added a 'fake news' warning when it was detected)
Reported by: East Stratcom Network
Disproof note:

This is a fabricated story. The video that accompanies the claims appears to be from a fire in Lithuania in January 2015. Further debunking by the DFRLab http://bit.ly/2tEIYL0.

Keywords: Nuclear issues
Countries: Lithuania, US
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The White Helmets were exposed by RT for staging videos...
Additional details: The White Helmets were exposed by RT for staging videos numerous times; they were ''putting make-up on the faces of the victims, telling them what to say and doing lifesaving procedures on a deceased child''
Language / Targeted audience: Georgian
Link to the disinformation: Printed newspaper
Disinforming outlet(s): Georgia and the World page 19
Reported by: EEAS Tbilisi
Disproof note:

Russia has consistently tried to compromise the NGO with accusations. The NGO is widely respected and received last year's Right Livelihood Award http://bit.ly/2h5udy1. The White Helmets once produced a so-called staged "mannequin challenge" video. They also apologized for the "error of judgement": http://cnn.it/2gtZ07j // This does not mean that all their other videos, filmed by cameras on their helmets, are false. The White Helmets are the only independent observers present in that part of Syria.

Keywords: White Helmets, RT
Countries: Syria
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A US B-52 bomber accidentally dropped a B-61 nuclear bomb...
Additional details: A US B-52 bomber accidentally dropped a B-61 nuclear bomb on a town in Lithuania, causing an apartment building to be engulfed in flames according to the U.S. Department of Defense.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2sOHRf7
Disinforming outlet(s): news2.ru
Reported by: East Stratcom Network
Disproof note:

This is a fabricated story. The video that accompanies the claims appears to be from a fire in Lithuania in January 2015. Further debunking by the DFRLab http://bit.ly/2tEIYL0.

Keywords: Nuclear issues
Countries: Lithuania, US
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If the new European Defence Fund is launched, the Czech...
Additional details: If the new European Defence Fund is launched, the Czech Republic will be involved in all NATO actions.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2rNteUM
Disinforming outlet(s): Novarepublika.cz
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

No evidence given. The European Defence Fund will boost the EU's excellence and efficiency in defence equipment and technology by supporting the whole production chain: research, prototype development, and acquisition.http://bit.ly/2sDGfSi

Keywords: NATO
Countries: Czech Republic
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US funded laboratories in Armenia have a military purpose and...
Additional details: US funded laboratories in Armenia have a military purpose and are dangerous for Armenia since biological weapons may be produced there.
Language / Targeted audience: Armenian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2svPm8b
Disinforming outlet(s): Interview with protester on armtimes.com
Reported by: SUT.am
Disproof note:

Reoccuring disinformation. The laboratories are funded by the “Threat Reduction Agency” of the US Department of Defense. One of the aims of the agency created in1991 is prevention of spread of biological weapons and hazards. The agency has been cooperating with Armenian authorities since the year 2000 when the Armenian and US governments signed the Agreement on Cooperation in the Area of Counterproliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction.http://bit.ly/2tnt8oZ

Keywords: Biological weapons
Countries: Armenia, US
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With banning the St. George Ribbon, Ukraine is trying to...
Additional details: With banning the St. George Ribbon, Ukraine is trying to insert Nazism in its society.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2rHjUqf
Disinforming outlet(s): Riafan.ru
Reported by: East Stratcom Network
Disproof note:

Groundless claim with no evidence given.

Keywords: Nazi/Fascist
Countries: Ukraine
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The Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers introduced a position of the...
Additional details: The Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers introduced a position of the government's representative on gender issues, which means establishment and strengthening of the Sodomisation police. This position was initiated by the deputy PM on European and Euro-Atlantic issues.
Language / Targeted audience: Georgian
Link to the disinformation: Printed newspaper
Disinforming outlet(s): Georgia and the World age 179
Reported by: EEAS Tbilisi
Disproof note:

No evidence given, conspiracy theory. There is no such thing as a Sodomisation police.

Keywords: EU regulations, Perversion
Countries: Europe, Ukraine
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There is a plan of the Czech car producer Škoda...
Additional details: There is a plan of the Czech car producer Škoda to freeze salaries for 3 years in preparation for the adoption of the euro, as ordered by Berlin.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2rMMFgk
Disinforming outlet(s): aeronet.cz
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

No evidence. The article is based on one anonymous email, there is no further evidence. There is no credible information about the alleged salary freeze in the Czech media, this story is spread only by pro-Kremlin disinformation-oriented outlets.

Keywords: Das neue Europa, Economic difficulties
Countries: Czech Republic, Germany
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Swedish Radio gets in a pickle for rigging protests
Additional details: Swedish Radio gets in a pickle for rigging protests.
Language / Targeted audience: English
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2sKvGPQ
Disinforming outlet(s): Sputnik
Reported by: East Stratcom Network
Disproof note:

Yet another example of Sputnik using misleading headlines. The Swedish Radio was critizised for someone putting a protest sign inside their open van during the coverage of a protest, but even in the Sputnik-article, they are not accused of rigging any protests - apart from the headline. http://bit.ly/2tIxxlK

Keywords: Protest, Media
Countries: Sweden
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