Disinfo: Daesh has seized the territory of Syria under the leadership of the US


Seventy percent of Syria’s territory was captured by the Daesh fighters under the US leadership. Russia has driven them away. The US is sponsoring Daesh.



Conspiracy theory, no evidence given. The US is leading the global coalition to defeat Daesh. www.inherentresolve.mil/campaign/,
U.S.-backed militias are fighting the Daesh in its former Syrian headquarters of Raqqa. Islamic State has lost much of its territory in Syria this year under separate offensives by the SDF (US-backed militias under the banner of the Syrian Democratic Forces) and the Russia-backed Syrian military. www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-raqqa/syrian-militias-aim-to-push-islamic-state-out-of-raqqa-within-a-month-idUSKCN1C01RZ,
Background on the fight against Daesh: www.crisisgroup.org/middle-east-north-africa/eastern-mediterranean/syria/b053-fighting-isis-road-and-beyond-raqqa,


  • Reported in: Issue82
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25/09/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, US, Syria
  • Keywords: Syrian War, Daesh


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The law on education demonstrates that Ukraine is a Nazi state

The Verkhovnaya Rada has demonstrated to the world and Europe that it is an absolutely Nazi state, through the law on education.


The new Ukrainian law on education has nothing to do with Nazism. More on background of the law and the controversies it has raised carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/73272, .
Ukraine will forward the respective parts of the Law to the Council of Europe for opinion.

In 2014, Maidan in Kyiv started after American diplomats with military ranks conducted some meetings in Ukraine

It was the US diplomats, who had military ranks, that initiated the Maidan protests in Kyiv.


Conspiracy theory, no evidence given. The demonstrations which began in Kyiv in November 2013 – called "Maidan", or "Euromaidan" – were not provoked from outside but were a result of the Ukrainian people's frustration with former President Yanukovych's last minute U-turn when, after seven years of negotiation, he refused to sign the EU–Ukraine Association Agreement and halted progress towards Ukraine's closer relationship with the EU as a result of Russian pressure. The protesters' demands included constitutional reform, a stronger role for parliament, formation of a government of national unity, an end to corruption, early presidential elections and an end to violence bit.ly/2ftv6iT, .

Russia never met with the AfD

Russia never got close to, not talked to representatives of the AfD.


In February 2017, Frauke Petry, the leader of Germany’s far-right party AfD, held talks with Russian officials and politicians during her visit to Moscow, including with Vyacheslav Volodin, speaker of the Duma lower house, his deputy Pyotr Tolstoy and Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the leader of the pro-Kremlin Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, and others. www.dw.com/en/head-of-the-afd-frauke-petry-meets-with-russian-officials-in-moscow/a-37643188,
Earlier, in April 2016, Marcus Pretzell, member of the European Parliament from AfD and husband of Frauke Petry, travelled to Crimea annexed by Russia.