Disinfo: Americans are transporting migrants to Europe on warships


The US Navy has started to transport migrants to Europe. This comes after the Italian government decided not to allow civil society organisation’s ships to dock at Italian ports. NGOs hope that the Italian government will allow the US Navy’s ship to dock. Subsequently, the US Navy would continue transporting migrants to European shores.


Recurring disinformation about the US's role in the European migration crisis, eg euvsdisinfo.eu/report/us-allegeldy-organises-migration-to-destroy-europe/, , euvsdisinfo.eu/report/the-eu-migration-crisis-is-an-invasion-organized-by-the/,

According to an official statement from the US navy ship USNS Trenton, the ship,in accordance with its obligations under international law, rendered assistance to mariners in distress that it encountered while conducting routine operations in the Mediterranean Sea o n June 12, 2018. Forty people were recovered and were provided food, water, and medical care on board Trenton. U.S. authorities then coordinated with international partners to determine their ultimate disposition. www.c6f.navy.mil/news/usns-trenton-statement-june-2018,


  • Reported in: Issue 113
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14/06/2018
  • Language/target audience: Hungarian
  • Country: Italy
  • Keywords: EU, European Union, Migration crisis
  • Outlet: Hídfő


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The reports about alleged Ukrainian preparations for an offensive in Donbass are linked to the World Cup.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation coming from one party of the conflict, no evidence given. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77110&date=,

Oleksandr Turchynov called on the high officials to share their blood with the defenders of Ukraine on the eve of the World Blood Donor Day. www.rnbo.gov.ua/en/news/3051.html,