Disinfo: Coronavirus: Western leaders sold their people for profit

Summary

Western powers are creating panic around the coronavirus. There can be only 3 true causes of the “pandemic” of the coronavirus, which, is probably created by the US:

  1. the global economy needs to be cleaned of the “bad blood”, so this will help to avoid a future crisis;
  2. on the contrary, try to lead the crisis in order to cash in on it and weaken its competitors;
  3. to use psychosis and oil market problems in order to mask the bankruptcy of one’s own policy.

The West is creating a “smoke screen” for the unprecedented pumping of money under the pretext of a force majeure to save the Western economy.

Disproof

An unfounded pro-Kremlin conspiracy theory about the coronavirus, blaming the West and accusing the US of creating it.

COVID-19 is not a biological weapon and there is no proof that it would have been artificially created. This coronavirus comes from a family of viruses originating in animals that include other viruses such as SARS and MERS. It was first reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan in central China and has been rapidly spreading across the world, with cases being reported in 150 countries, territories and areas by 16th of March 2020.

Many other claims have been pushed by pro-Kremlin media since the outbreak started in January, for example, that governments overestimate the threat, that it was born in a laboratory to infect Chinese, that it is an element of hybrid warfare and that the remedy has been developed in Ukraine.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue188
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14/03/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: coronavirus, Conspiracy theory, The West
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The Hague court did not recognise the sovereignty of Ukraine over Crimea

On the sixth anniversary of the reunification of Crimea with Russia, the Permanent Court of Arbitration refused to recognise Ukraine’s sovereignty over Crimea. The decision of the arbitration says: “As a result, the arbitration cannot decide on any demand of Ukraine, which is based on the assertion that Ukraine has sovereignty over Crimea.”

Disproof

Part of the recurring pro-Kremlin narrative that Crimea is Russian territory.

Ukraine filed a lawsuit against Russia on 16 September 2016, concerning the Kremlin's violations of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea in the Kerch Strait and the Sea of ​​Azov. The Kremlin appealed that the Permanent Court of Arbitration does not have jurisdiction to consider this case, but the court rejected Russia's objections on 21 February 2020 and determined it would hear Ukraine's claims. Ukraine insists in its lawsuit that since 2014, Russia has hindered Ukraine from using natural resources from its own marine areas: including fish resources and huge oil and gas reserves. Also, that Russia impedes free navigation through the Kerch Strait. 

Pro-Western civil society in Ukraine and Belarus is a Fascist fifth column

In Ukraine, the so-called civil society and human rights organizations, financed by the Western oligarchy, military forces and intelligence services, took an active part in 2014 coup d’etat and, assisted by Fascists, waged a war against Ukrainian people and Russia. The civil society continues its destructive activities through the adoption of harmful legislation such as the bill on the media or the language law. Thus Zelenskyy largely continues Poroshenko’s policies by turning Russophobia and mass-scale human rights violations into the tool of state policy on the instruction of the fifth column.

The Belarusian civil society represented by allegedly independent media and initiatives promoting Belarusian language and culture (in reality, Russophobic, pro-Polish forces), is ideologically and politically close to Fascism. Otherwise, it would notice the violation of human rights in Ukraine and glorification of Nazism in Ukraine.

Disproof

This is a mix of recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives undermining the statehood of Ukraine and advancing claims about the 2013-14 protests in Kyiv as a coup orchestrated by the West, Nazis in Ukraine, West's attempts to disrupt Belarus-Russia relations, and ubiquitous Russophobia in Ukraine and beyond. It also distorts the war in eastern Ukraine which is a well-documented act of aggression by Russian armed forces, ongoing since February 2014.

For background, read our analysis: The “Russophobia” Myth: Appealing to the Lowest Feelings and look at earlier disinformation cases alleging that Brussels uses Russophobia as a uniting idea to prevent the EU’s collapse, and about three types of Russophobia which are turning Belarus into anti-Belarus and anti-Russian state. The message paints virtually all Belarusian organisations which do not clearly follow pro-Russian policies in any field as Russophobic.

The COVID-19 outbreak stinks of a secret germ warfare 007 super-virus

The whole mess stinks of a genetically engineered, secret germ warfare 007 placed super-virus designed to let those with money take over what’s left of the world. Maybe the reshaping of the world is the crescendo of Donald Trump’s purpose in the first place?

Disproof

An unfounded conspiracy theory, sharing a recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative about "secret elites" controlling world leaders.

See more pro-Kremlin disinformation cases about the coronavirus outbreak.