Disinfo: Georgian fighters are returning from Ukraine to Georgia, due to…

Summary

Georgian fighters are returning from Ukraine to Georgia, due to the non-payment of salaries.

Disproof

The Georgian Legion (one of the military battalions of Ukrainian Armed Forces composed of ethnic Georgians) never left Ukraine: bit.ly/2jTLkQV,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 57
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27/01/2017
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: Ukraine, Georgia
  • Keywords: War in Ukraine, Foreign mercenaries

Disclaimer

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Without control of Moscow, Ukraine will become a Nazi and…

Without control of Moscow, Ukraine will become a Nazi and fascist state as it used to be earlier.

Disproof

No evidence given. Ukraine has never been a ‘Nazi, fascist state’ – neither when it existed alone or as a part of Poland, nor under the rule of Russia. In the last election, the far-right Right Sector (often depicted as "fascists" by pro-Kremlin outlets) gained only 1.8% of the votes, far short of the threshold needed to enter parliament. Ukraine's electorate clearly voted for unity and moderation, not separatism or extremism, and the composition of the parliament reflects that bit.ly/2dFFEdi,

Nobody in the world goes to Brussels willingly and voluntarily…

Nobody in the world goes to Brussels willingly and voluntarily because of the sexual violence there: every day, a lot of refugees from the Middle East are massively raping thousands of white women in this city – just as they did in Cologne during the New Year.

Disproof

No evidence given for Brussels: there is no information about sexual violence of that scale there. As for the sexual assaults in Cologne that they are referrinf to, the number of the victims of sexual crimes were not thousands but 492.bit.ly/2kbYY3O,

The Ukrainian government shells the leader of the OSCE monitoring…

The Ukrainian government shells the leader of the OSCE monitoring mission in Ukraine, Alexander Hug when he visits the front lines in eastern Ukraine.

Disproof

Whereas the OSCE Monitoring mission to Ukraine reports that there are ceasefire violations on both sides of the conflict, they do not mention any situation where Mr Alexander Hug was present and had been shelled by the Ukrainian Armed Forces bit.ly/2j9BJ8q, .