Disinfo: A unit of women snipers from the Baltic states arrived in Luhansk


A unit of women snipers from the Baltic states has arrived on the frontline into Luhansk oblast.


No evidence given. MIA Istok is a notorious disinformation-spreading outlet misrepresenting the events in the conflict zone in the East of Ukraine.


  • Reported in: Issue 72
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 08/06/2017
  • Country: Ukraine, Baltic states
  • Keywords: LPR


Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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In 2011 in Germany, 38 500 children were taken away…

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.


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 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: 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: bit.ly/2sPbMUk, // There are no concentration camps in Germany.