Disinfo: Carl Bildt has connections to the “Azov batallion” in Ukraine


Carl Bildt has connections to the “Azov batallion” in Ukraine

Vladimir Putin is being “ mobbed” by Swedish media which is reporting in an unfriendly and unjustified negative manner about the President’s actions.


No compelling evidence for these allegations is provided.

The recently published OSW report about the instrumental use of allegations of “russophobia” provides an understanding of why these allegations of a “russophobic attitude” by the Swedish media are being made: bit.ly/1kAeLsg,


DSM (printed article)
  • Reported in: Issue3
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 08/11/2015
  • Language/target audience: Swedish
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine, Sweden
  • Keywords: Information war, Vladimir Putin, Carl Bildt, Azov Battalion


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Estonia is infringing on media freedom with the ban of…

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A commercial bank in Estonia applied EU sanctions and froze the assets of Rossija Sevodnja. This legal case is based on COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) No 269/2014.

The complaints follow the launch of a new Estonian-run TV channel in Russian on October 16,  ETV+ which is to serve as an alternative source of Russian language news for Russian-speaking Estonians, thereby competing directly with Russia’s own, state-controlled TV channels in Estonia: bit.ly/1Yd5a8X,

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