Disinfo: Conspiracy theory fans argue that the Bilderberg Club is the “secret world government” – maybe they are right

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  • Reported in: Issue 112
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/06/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: Secret elites / global elites
  • Outlet: 54:48
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Ukrainian Soldier Willingly Joined Separatists

Sergeant Taras Hapliak from Ukraine’s 24th mechanized brigade deserted his post and surrendered himself to Russian militants in the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) because of the drunkenness of his colleagues.

Disproof

Taras Hapiak is a real person and a sergeant in the Ukrainian army. According to the Ukrainian Security Service, in March of 2017 he was captured by LPR militants. Hapiak was freed in a prisoner exchange on December 27, 2017. After his release he related how he was forced to record the video under torture. Further debunking by Stopfake.

The Ministry of Defense of Serbia recognized Maidan as a coup d’état

The Serbian Defense Ministry and therefore the country itself consider Euromaidan a coup d’état. Serbian Minister of Defense compared recent protests in Serbia with the AutoMaidan movement in Ukraine.

Disproof

While Minister Alexander Vulin did compare the protests in an interview on National television RTS, he never called the Ukrainian protests a coup d’état. Further debunking by Stopfake.

Ukrainian parliamentary speaker is a neo-Nazi

Ukrainian parliamentary speaker Andriy Parubiy visit to France outraged the country’s parliamentarians, since he is a neo-Nazi.

Disproof

It is a common pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative to call Ukranians nazis. In his youth Andriy Parubiy was a member of the Svoboda Party, a conservative, nationalist, right oriented party. He left Svoboda more than 14 years ago, on the eve of the 2004 Orange revolution. In 2007 he was elected to parliament from the liberal pro-European Nasha Ukraina block of former president Viktor Yushchenko. More information about the Svoboda party here.

Five years later he was reelected to parliament on the Batkivshchyna party ticket led by former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. During the Maidan protests Parubiy was the commander of the tent city on Kyiv’s Independence Square. After the Russian annexation of Crimea and the onset of the war in eastern Ukraine, Parubiy headed Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council. In 2016 he was elected Speaker of the Ukrainian parliament. Further debunking by Stopfake.