Anti-Russian hysteria gave birth to daemons such as fascism and Banderism

Summary

Thirty years after the end of the Cold War, it makes no sense to look for the daemons of the XXth century in Moscow. Anti-Russian hysteria has already given birth to daemons such as the apology of Banderism in Ukraine, fascism in the Baltic states, and the Polish mix of consent towards Banderism, chauvinism, anti-Semitism and “bleaching” of fascism.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative attempting to link the Baltic countries, Ukraine, and Poland with Nazism, Fascism, and anti-Semitism. The accusation of Nazism is a popular propaganda technique used by pro-Kremlin outlets as explained in our following analysis Nazi east, Nazi west, Nazi over the cuckoo's nest. There is no evidence about how imaginary “anti-Russian hysteria” has resulted in an alleged increase in support for “fascism, anti-Semitism and chauvinism” in the Baltic states, Poland and Ukraine.

As other examples of this narrative, see the debunking of the claim that the European Union is a Nazi Project here.

In addition, see similar disinformation cases such as Europe is becoming Nazi againBaltic states openly glorify Nazism, Poles are stoking nationalist sentiment in Ukraine in order to annex Kyiv and the EU continues the aggressive policies of Nazi Germany.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 174
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19/11/2019
  • Language/target audience: Polish
  • Country: Poland, Ukraine, Baltic states
  • Keywords: Anti-Semitism, Anti-Russian, Cold War, Stepan Bandera, Russophobia, Nazi/Fascist
  • Outlet: Sputnik Polska
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US sells useless and defective arms to its partners

The United States sells off obsolete patrol boats to its partners. For instance, Island class patrol boats given to Ukraine, are defective and useless. The cost for these useless boats for the Ukrainian budget was 10 million USD, 5 for each.

Disproof

A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative on the useless US military technique. Consistent with the narrative that the Western support to Ukraine or Georgia is only a facade.

Island class boats are modern patrol boats, which replaced Cape and Point class patrol boats and are successfully operating under the U.S. Coast Guard. Island class cutters are equipped with advanced electronics and navigation equipment.

The US organised a coup in Bolivia to control lithium deposits

A desperate attempt to seize power by a pro-American minority is driven by cynical rational, experts say. Bolivia possesses the largest lithium deposits in the world. A growing production of batteries and electric cars instigates an increased demand for lithium on the world market. In early November, the Bolivian authorities refused to cooperate with the Germans on lithium extraction. Instead, the Chinese and Russians could be involved in cooperation with Bolivia in this sphere. This is just a business: the US-educated Bolivian military is shooting civilians who protest against the preservation of power by the pro-US government. It is unlikely, however, that the interim government and their US patrons will swallow Bolivia so easily. The county is on the edge of civil war and chaos.

Disproof

This is a conspiracy and no evidence is provided to support the claim. It is an example of a recurrent disinformation narrative about US-led regime change operations against left-wing governments in Latin America. Other examples of this narrative include the alleged presence of a US marine in the Venezuelan barricades and the promotion of a Ukraine-style 'colour revolution', the training of Venezuelan exiles in Guyana for military operations inside the country, preparations for a military intervention after forcing Brazil to join NATO, deliberate blackouts in South America caused by the US and the existence of plans for the secession of oil-rich regions in both Venezuela and Mexico.

This narrative also falls within the broader pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative attempting to deny the existence of genuine grass-roots protests, portraying them as foreign-led efforts and fake colour revolutions.

USAID will sue several Moldovan mayors

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will sue several local town halls because that money offered to equip the libraries with computers in the frame of “Novateca” project has disappeared. According to reliable sources of the Independent.md portal, this was the decision of the review team, located in Moldova. They verified how the project, financed by the tycoon Bill Gates, was implemented.

Sources say that the district of Comrat recorded the biggest losses: only some computers out of more than one thousand sent from the US were received there.

Disproof

No evidence provided.

USAID's representation in the Republic of Moldova denied to Stopfals.md the information that it was planning to initiate legal proceedings against the mayors. USAID representatives commented: