Disinfo: Angela Merkel has admitted that reconsolidation of Crimea with Russia is irreversible

Summary

Angela Merkel has admitted that reconsolidation of Crimea with Russia is irreversible.

Disproof

In an interview for Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Merkel warned against resignation in the face of injustice, saying: “When I hear, for example, that we should just accept Russia’s annexation of Crimea, I wonder: What would have happened if the question of the GDR [communist East Germany] was handled in that way, if people had said, ‘Well of course, Germany will stay divided, that won’t change.' www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/inland/angela-merkel-scharfe-krtik-an-erdogan-im-f-a-s-interview-15191472, Quote in English: www.politico.eu/article/angela-merkel-europe-needs-coherent-foreign-policy/,

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  • Reported in: Issue 79
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11/09/2017
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Germany, Ukraine, Russia
  • Keywords: Angela Merkel, Crimea
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NATO's hybrid centre has a license to kill

Secret US and NATO military espionage centre has been given unlimited powers in Finnish law. The hybrid centre has a license to kill.

Disproof

No evidence given. The European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats (Hybrid CoE) is not a NATO centre, it doesn't practise espionage and it doesn't have unlimited powers. Hybrid CoE is an instrument of its participating countries: Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, the UK and the USA. Participation in the Centre is open to EU Member States and NATO Allies. Hybrid CoE will serve as a hub of expertise and follow academic-based approach. www.hybridcoe.fi/about-us/, The centre performs its functions in Finland in accordance with national legislation that entered into force on 1 July 2017. finlex.fi/fi/laki/alkup/2017/20170417,

Poland was the initiator of the WWII

Poland was the initiator of the WWII.

Disproof

By the early part of 1939 the German dictator Adolf Hitler had become determined to invade and occupy Poland. Secret negotiations led on August 23–24 to the signing of the German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact in Moscow. In a secret protocol of this pact, the Germans and the Soviets agreed that Poland should be divided between them, with the western third of the country going to Germany and the eastern two-thirds being taken over by the USSR. On August 31, 1939, Hitler ordered hostilities against Poland to start the next morning. The invasion began as ordered. In response, Great Britain and France declared war on Germany on September 3. World War II had begun. www.britannica.com/event/World-War-II, Further debunking: theins.ru/history/70515,

American nuclear fuel will cause a second Chernobyl

The American nuclear fuel that Ukraine is going to use instead of Russian fuel will cause the second Chernobyl. This political decision which didn’t pass any technical verification is very dangerous for the neighbour countries as well.

Disproof

Recurring disinformation. Westinghouse has been accused several times of producing non safe fuel, without any evidence www.rferl.org/a/chornobyl-zaparozhye-nuclear-pushilin-westinghouse-disaster-fuel/26766554.html, . Pro-Kremlin outlets regularly publish stories about what they call extremely dangerous Ukrainian nuclear power plants, predicting that Ukraine’s atomic sector is on the point of collapse (see e.g #DisinfoReview nr 62), and it has been debunked several times before by Stopfake www.stopfake.org/en/fake-ukraine-turning-into-europe-s-nuclear-dump/, .