Disinfo: During the Chechen war, Moscow did not use bomber aircraft; moreover, many of its soldiers did not even have weapons

Summary

Never say that Russia bombed Grozny from the air. Nobody [in the Russian Army] used Air Forces against Chechnya.

Disproof

The Second Chechen War began on 23 September 1999 with massive Russian air
strikes. In the First Chechen War, Russian Air Force operations concentrated on achieving control
of the air, directly supporting Russian ground forces, and attacking rebels in the foothills and
mountains of southern Chechnya. Aside from the very brief initial campaign against the
Chechen Air Force, Russian airpower played a minor supporting role to ground forces during
the First Chechen War, achieving only limited tactical successes. During the Second Chechen
War, Russian commanders used airpower extensively, with mixed results.

More: Russian Airpower in the Second Chechen War (School of Advanced Military Studies)

Russian Strategy in the Chechnya Wars (Pavel Felgenhauer)

 

 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 85
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/10/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, US
  • Keywords: Chechnya
  • Outlet: Vremya pokazhet @Pervyi kanal, 15.50
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People started destroying each other because the USSR disappeared and couldn’t prevent wars any more

While there were two systems in the world, the communist camp headed by the USSR and the capitalist camp headed by the West, the USSR did not allow the United States to “liberate” countries, and the people to kill each other in such large quantities. Then the USSR disappeared and it became possible to “liberate” anybody, and, in this “safe” world, people started to destroy each other.

 

Disproof

No evidence given of the conflicts that the USSR would have prevented. The total number of victims of the Soviet regime is millions of people killed both inside the USSR - during repressions, and outside the USSR - during the wars that Moscow conducted. For example, during the Soviet invasion and occupation of Afghanistan (1979-1989) at least one million civilians were killed.

Europe is guilty of an anti-constitutional coup d’etat and crisis in Ukraine

The crisis in Ukraine is a result of an anti-constitutional coup d’etat and Europe is guilty of this.

Disproof

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 http://bit.ly/2ftv6iT.

 

Srebrenica will repeat in Ukraine

If the border of separatist-controlled DNR and LNR with Russia will be closed this will trigger a massacre in this area like one which took place in Srebrenica in the early 90s. Russia will not allow this, though Ukrainian authorities already started offensive that resulted in around 10 000 victims.

Disproof

No evidence given, recurring disinformation. According to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the killings at Srebrenica, compounded by the mass expulsion of Bosniak civilians, amounted to genocide.There is no evidence of a threat of a genocide in Ukraine.The conflict in Ukraine escalated to a war after Russia annexed Crimea and started to support the separatists.

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