EU to force Armenia to legalize drugs

Summary

According to the head of the EU delegation to Armenia, one of the preconditions for visa liberalization between Armenia and the EU relates to legalization of marijuana sales.

Disproof

Invention. Speaking about possible visa liberalization with Armenia last month, Head of EU Delegation to Armenia Pyotr Svitalski urged Armenian authorities not to lose time and do the “homework” to prepare for visa liberalization with the union. Svitalski recalled the examples of Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia. He did not mention drugs.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 84
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/10/2017
  • Language/target audience: Armenian
  • Country: Armenia
  • Keywords: EU, Visa liberalisation
  • Outlet: Hraparak daily newspaper
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Armenia is expected to have incest-parades

The new law on domestic violence in Armenia will lead to an increase in violence against children, and probably also to incest parades.

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No evidence or explanation given for the statement. Disinformation about this law has been common in the country, read more here sut.am/en/archives/1834, and here sut.am/en/archives/1810, . The bill will introduce criminal and administrative liability for specific cases defined as domestic violence. It would also obligate the state to protect victims by providing them with special shelters or banning their violent spouses from approaching them and their children. armenianweekly.com/2017/10/13/armenia-finally-pass-law-domestic-violence/,

US is the main obstacle to ending the Syrian war

US is the main obstacle to ending the Syrian war. In Syria and Iraq, the US is pretending to fight the Daesh.

Disproof

Recurring disinformation that the US is protecting or working together with ISIS/Daesh https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=Daesh&disinfo_issue=&date=. The US is fighting against Daesh together with the Global Coalition against Daesh http://theglobalcoalition.org/en/home/. The US MoD outlines the latest progress on their website https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1322158/strikes-continue-in-effort-to-defeat-isis-in-syria-iraq/.

Western experts confirm the Russian army’s superiority

Western experts confirm the Russian army’s superiority.

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The programme Voyennaya Taina used invented Western experts: One was a well known meme character "Hide the Pain Harold". The second expert statement presented was falsely put into Frank Gorenc's mouth. The "commander of the United States Air Force in Europe", was quoted saying that the Russian weapon used against the United States Navy destroyer, the Donald Cook, could paralyze American electronic equipment on missiles, aircraft and ships. The Pentagon has said that the general has never issued such a statement. The false quote was published on TV Channel Rossiya 1 first time in April 2017.  Photos of the other "experts" that are shown during the programme are taken from image stock websites. Further debunking by the Insider.