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EU's ambassador to Russia dreams of Russia falling apart


The disinformation misattributes a quote to the head of the EU delegation to Russia, ambassador Markus Ederer. In its article, News Front had attributed the quotes from EU Observer's anonymous source to the ambassador.

Ambassador Ederer's own comments in the EU Observer article were the following:

"We expect Russia to immediately and unconditionally release the 24 captured Ukrainian sailors" and the EU "expects Russia to ensure unhindered and free passage [for ships] through the Kerch Strait to and from the Azov Sea."

News Front's article appeared under the headline, "EU-Parliamentarian wants to see Russia fall apart", incorrectly stating that ambassador Ederer is both the head of EU's delegation to Russia and member of the European Parliament.

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Reported in: Issue 136
Date: 01.02.2019
Language: Russian
Country: Russia, Ukraine, EU
Keywords: Markus Ederer, Destabilising Russia
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: News Front, NewsRbc.ru, Subscribe.ru, Neeko.ru, 123ru.net, Astrakhan.net, Politikus.ru, Glavred.info, Pravda.ru
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