Disinfo: Every month 100 000 Ukrainians travel to the West to earn a living

Summary

Every month 100 000 Ukrainians travel to the West to earn a living.

Disproof

According to the official statistics from December 2017, 1,3 million Ukrainians travelled abroad to earn a living between 2015-2017. Further debunking by StopFake.

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  • Reported in: Issue 100
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 01/03/2018
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine
  • Keywords: West
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US spy planes spotted near Russia’s Crimea

US surveillance planes have intensified flights along the Russian border, according to the CivMilAir portal, which monitors military aviation flights worldwide. An EP-3 Aries reconnaissance plane with the aircraft number 157326 flew out of a US Air Force base on Crete on an hours-long mission off the Crimean coast and Russia’s southern region of Krasnodar.

Disproof

Regardless of where US planes have been spotted, Crimea is not Russian - it is a part of Ukraine illegally annexed by Russia. The European Union does not recognise the illegal annexation of Crimea and continues to condemn this violation of international law, and that Russia’s illegal actions remain a direct challenge to international security, with grave implications for the international legal order that protects the unity and sovereignty of all States.

The US is assisting the Islamic State in Syria by transporting jihadists

The US helps transporting IS fighters in Syria.

Disproof

The US-led coalition is often accused of supporting terrorist groups in Syria, however there is never any evidence given. The helicopter shown in the video is a Sikorsky S-92, not used by U.S. military forces. Tyler Rogoway of Aviation Intel, on Twitter, has identified the helicopter in question as having been registered to a U.S.-based firm. The article provides a photo of what appears to be the same helicopter with members of the Asayish, the police force of the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces. If this is indeed the same helicopter and it is used by members of the Asayish, there would be nothing unusual about it visiting a prison in al-Hasakah. There is no reason or evidence given to assume the helicopter is evacuating Islamic State militants. Further debunking at Polygraph.info www.polygraph.info/a/isis-in-syria/29066277.html, .