Disinfo: Biden is a war criminal

Summary

Biden himself is literally covered in blood up to the elbows. It was on his direct orders that the Ukrainians started the war and killed and tortured thousands of Russian people in the Donbass.

Disproof

A recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the war in Ukraine and an attempt to smear US president Biden.

In reality, it is Russia inciting the Moscow-backed separatists in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donbas resulting in steady violations of the truce. By doing so, Russia is trying to impose an endless conflict which drags resources away and ties political attention and energy of the Ukrainian authorities.

There is irrefutable evidence of direct Russian military involvement in Eastern Ukraine, in the Donbas. The EU condemns the clear violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity by acts of aggression by the Russian armed forces since February 2014. The European Union stated in July 2014 that "arms and fighters continue flowing into Ukraine from the Russian Federation". This position was re-confirmed lately by President of the European Council Charles Michel in his meeting with President Zelenskyy 02 March 2021, saying, inter alia:

Unfortunately Russia has not reciprocated Ukraine’s positive steps to implement the Minsk Agreements. That’s why our economic sanctions against Russia will remain in place. Russia is a party to this conflict, and not a mediator.

See more disinformation cases on Ukraine (Donbas region) and US here and on Joe Biden here.

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  • Reported in: Issue 236
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/03/2021
  • Article language(s) Russian
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Poland and Lithuania are directly supervising the coup in Belarus

Homeowner Svitlana Tsihanouskaya, who sees herself as the winner of last year's presidential election in Belarus, said it is becoming increasingly difficult to carry out a coup in the country.

As [...] reported, the pro-Western opposition in Belarus has been trying to run a revolutionary scenario in the country since last year. The coup plotters are supported by Western countries. Poland and Lithuania are directly supervising the coup.

The reason for this venturous plan was the presidential election. Alexander Lukashenko won it, but both the European Union and the USA refused to recognise the results of the vote.

Disproof

A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about Western attempts to organise a coup or colour revolution in Belarus.

The protests in Belarus erupted to contest the results of the presidential election on the 9th of August 2020, which were not monitored by independent experts, and are largely considered fraudulent by both international observers and a big part of the Belarusian society. On 19 August 2020, the European Council called Belarusian elections neither free nor fair.

The West aims to intensify its campaign against the Sputnik V vaccine

The West has been waging for months a campaign against the Russian Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V. A Kremlin source revealed that, according to data of the Russian intelligence services, the US and its allies aim to launch a massive media campaign against the vaccine.

Disproof

Recurring disinformation narratives about an ongoing campaign of the West to discredit the Russian Sputnik V vaccine and the promotion of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine.

The claim that the West has financed and promoted campaigns to discredit the Russian Sputnik V vaccine is not supported by factual evidence. Early remarks about Sputnik V was motivated by widespread concerns that the approval was premature, since, at the time, the vaccine had not even started phase III trials, nor had any results on the earlier stage trials been published. The WHO expressed concerns about the preternatural registration of vaccine. After the results of phase I and II trials were published in The Lancet in September 2020, a group of international experts analysed them and expressed concerns about statistical anomalies.

People who refuse the coronavirus vaccine may have to be isolated, Merkel said

The introduction of “Covid passports” which register the tests that you did is a way of making a selection among people. This may also turn vaccination from voluntary to mandatory, and we heard Angela Merkel saying that if some people refuse to get vaccinated maybe it will be necessary to adopt measures or to isolate them socially, which is something very serious.

Disproof

This is part of a pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign about the Covid-19 and vaccination.

The claim is deliberately misleading. The actual words of Chancellor Angela Merkel were: