Disinfo: COVID-19: Progressive Sweden sacrifices its old and improve its pension funds

Summary

The scientists are blowing the whistles, demanding any kind of actions to curb the epidemic, but the government is not reacting much. The experiment goes on, and people continue dying. Most of them already have health issues and some are old. It looks as if this most progressive state has decided to sacrifice its old, and at the same time improve its pension funds for the case of a “collective immunity”.

Disproof

An unfounded coronavirus conspiracy theory.

The Swedish Public Health Authority's highest priority is to protect the public. It has declared that an ‘extraordinary situation’ exists in Sweden.

New protective measures are designed to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, protect people at especially high risk, and assure the provision of care and therapeutic products to the public. In Sweden, as in most EU countries, there are strict regulations for educational institutions, mass events were cancelled. The population is strongly advised to stay in quarantine and observe good hygiene practices. Sweden has temporarily banned travel to the EU via Sweden. The current entry ban does not affect travel from another EU country to Sweden, nor does it apply to Swedish citizens. See details here.

A site with FAQ on Sweden's response to the COVID-19 outbreak from the Swedish Public Health Authority

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 193
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/04/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Sweden
  • Keywords: coronavirus
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NATO instructors prepare Ukraine’s military to become war criminals

NATO instructors prepare Ukraine’s military to become war criminals. Training events for the Ukrainian Armed Forces by instructors from Norway and Sweden contribute to the spread of lawlessness, violence and the continuation of hostilities in Donbas.

As a result of war crimes, prepared by NATO instructors while training Ukrainian security officials, 119 children died and 310 were injured in Donbas.

News Front publishes “a list” with personal data of individual military instructors from Sweden and Norway, who were directly involved in the training of war criminals in Ukraine.

Disproof

A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about foreign military instructors in Ukraine. The claims of war crimes are false and not confirmed by OSCE SMM reports or any other reputable source. The "list" of Swedish and Norwegian instructors comes from a Telegram channel in the Russian language, that has about 9,000 followers.

Even before the outbreak of hostilities with Russia in 2014, Ukraine had looked to strengthen its ties with the NATO military alliance. While the alliance’s response to the conflict has been understandably cautious, there has also been significant progress in the relationship with Kyiv. Institutional cooperation has intensified, and a number of individual NATO member states have sent military missions to Ukraine to provide training and support for the country’s transition towards NATO standards.

The US knew about the pandemic long before it began

The upcoming pandemic of a new strain of coronavirus in the United States was known long before it began. This is confirmed by the fact that on the packaging of the popular US detergent Lysol last year appeared the inscription “kills the human coronavirus”.

Disproof

This narrative is part of recurring disinformation on coronavirus.

Although American Lysol disinfectants do have a label that indicates they protect against the “human coronavirus,” this is not a specific reference to the new Covid-19 coronavirus, which appeared in China last December. The current virus is part of a large family of viruses that can cause respiratory diseases in animals or humans. According to various sources, several dozen types of coronaviruses have been recorded in the world. Seven of them are dangerous to humans and they have been known since the 1960s. That is why the labeling on cleaning products in no way proves that the United States allegedly “knew” about the Covid-19 pandemic.

The West needs to accept the status of Crimea as Russian and remove the sanctions

Nobody expects the Great and the Good of the West to openly admit they were wrong about Crimea, and that the region and its citizens are in fact immeasurably better-off than they would be had they been subjected to rule by Kiev. But there is usually a way out of such a dilemma, and one that can be gently implemented without embarrassment. All that the West needs to do is quietly accept the status of Crimea and remove anti-Russia sanctions without fanfare.

Disproof

This is recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on the illegal annexation of Crimea.

The illegal annexation of Crimea was a violation of the UN Charter, of the OSCE Charter and of Russia's obligations as a signatory of the Budapest agreement.