Georgia bought US Javelin missiles, Ukraine received them as a gift

Summary

While Georgia had to buy FGM-148 Javelin man-portable fire-and-forget anti-tank missiles from the United States, Ukraine received them as a present.

Disproof

The US Department of State decided to approve the sale of Javelin missiles and command launch to Ukraine on 1 March 2018. In April, delivery of the missiles to Ukraine was confirmed. Ukraine purchased 210 missiles and 37 launchers for $47 million.

Georgia purchased 410 missiles, 72 launchers, 10 basic skills trainers, and 70 simulated round for $75 million.

 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 147
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/04/2019
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: United States, Ukraine, Georgia
  • Keywords: Military, Missile defence system, Conspiracy
  • Outlet: Dghis Bolos @ Obieqtivi (obieqtivi.net), time 11:50
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Latvia instigates linguistic genocide against Russian-speaking citizens

What is happening in Latvia with the Russian language is a manifestation of linguistic genocide against Russian-speaking citizens, more than 40% of the country.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the discrimination of Russian speakers.

According to the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia, 25,2% of residents of Latvia are ethnic Russians, not 40% as claimed by the Russian deputy making this statement.

Europe began a mass deportation of Georgians

Europe began a mass deportation of Georgians. The deportation of Georgian citizens from the European Union member states is analogous to the mass deportation of 2,380 Georgian citizens from Russia from late-September 2006 to late-January 2007.

Disproof

This is the part of disinformation narrative saying that the EU obliging Georgia to receive migrants, while Georgian citizens are deported from the European countries. The aim was also to equalize politically motivated deportation of Georgian citizens from Russia and deportation from the EU - but the latter is based on the violations of certain norms.

According to data from the official Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs, a total of 624 Georgian citizens were deported from the EU in the period September 2018-February 2019. The largest number of Georgians in that period was deported from Turkey (755 persons) and Israel (387 persons).

Young people organised a dance party at Notre Dame after the fire

Young people organised a dance party at the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris after the fire.

Disproof

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As for Notre Dame, entry was banned after the fire on 15 April 2019. ABC News quotes French authorities as saying that the cathedral might open for visitors as late as in three years’ time.