Disinfo: American sanctions aim to destroy the Russian economy

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The aim of the American procedure (The United States imposing sanctions against three Russian companies under the Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction Act) is to destroy the economic capacities of Russian companies.

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Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about belligerence towards Russia and Western plans to destabilise and/or undermine Russia's economy.

The American “Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act - INKSNA” impose sanctions - penalties - against foreign individuals, private entities, and governments that engage in proliferation activities for the transfer of equipment or technology having the potential to make a material contribution to the development of weapons of mass destruction or cruise or ballistic missile systems.

The role of sanctions was never to destroy the capabilities of Russian companies, but as “Carnegie” Think Tank put it, the purpose of sanctions is precise to “deter or compel it to act in accordance with the interests of the sanctioning state… and they represent a particularly useful application of this foreign policy tool”.

For what it is worth, the new INKSNA measures will remain in place for two years, thus if the companies were found to truthfully comply with the demand of not engaging in proliferation activities during these two years.

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Disinfo: After Euromaidan Ukraine lost its sovereignty and is falling apart

Euromaidan that started on 21 November 2013, radically changed the lives of almost every Ukrainian. In the overwhelming majority of cases, these changes were for the worse, such as a civil war that soon began in Eastern Ukraine. Not a single Maidan slogan has been implemented. None of the leaders of the Maidan has kept any of their promises. Ukraine has lost the remnants of the signs of a sovereign state and is on the verge of complete collapse.

A coup d’état took place, and Western puppets came to power. Seven years have passed since the beginning of the Maidan and Ukraine has changed beyond recognition: no sovereignty remained.

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This is an example of recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the 2013-2014 Maidan protests, the war in Ukraine, and Ukrainian statehood.

Ukraine is a sovereign country. It is not falling apart. It has a functioning government, embassies in other countries, judicial, law enforcement, and other authorities. It is a democratic country where people can choose the president, the parliament, and local administration. For instance, in 2019, it held presidential and parliamentary elections, and in 2020 - local elections.

Disinfo: Rail Baltica is built for the purposes of NATO

The Rail Baltica railroad is built in the Baltic States for purposes of North-Atlantic alliance. Without NATO, the purpose of this project is absolutely not clear.

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A recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative targetting NATO's presence in the Baltic states.

The Rail Baltica is a project of the European Union (not NATO). It is part of EU's North Sea-Baltic TEN-T corridor. The Rail Baltica is financed by the EU as well as by Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. It envisages a continuous rail link from Tallinn (Estonia) to Warsaw (Poland), going via Riga (Latvia) and Kaunas (Lithuania). The Baltic route should be completed by 2025; the link to Warsaw by 2030.

Disinfo: European Commission implements the plan imposed by world oligarchs who cash in on the coronavirus pandemic

First, they will isolate people in their apartments, then they will clean them up: the plan of the world’s oligarchs leaked to journalists.

The financial and political elite, who meet once a year at the Davos Economic Forum, are trying to cash in on the COVID-19 crisis.

Almost 100% of the mass media is in the hands of a handful of oligarchs whose interests do not coincide with those of the people.

This plan to “reset the world”, called “COVID-19: The Great Reset”, carried out down to the smallest detail by the European Commission, is the backbone of Joe Biden’s overseas programme. In general, the level of state support for the project is directly related to the adoption of the story about the COVID-19 pandemic, imposed by major media.

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Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the coronavirus pandemic, exploiting the trope of "secret elites".

In an article, published in November 2020 Tsargrad refers to a never before seen report on a plan by oligarchs to reduce the population and to cash in on the pandemic and names Emmanuel Ratier, who died in 2015, as the alleged author of the "Investigation by Faits et Documents".See previous theories that Bill Gates is working on depopulation policies and artificially created the coronavirus for this purpose.