Disinfo: Hackers of Fancy Bears revealed a Canadian conspiracy against Russian sports

Summary

Hackers of Fancy Bears revealed a Canadian conspiracy against Russian sports. The Canadian athletes did not manage to succeed in the Olympics in Sochi. This is why Canadians decided to displace their main competitors, Russians. For this specific purpose they hired Richard McLaren who was supposed to get Russian athletes banned from the Olympics with the pretext of fighting for clean sports.

Disproof

Documents published by Fancy Bear do not provide evidence for these claims. fancybear.net/pages/canada.html, Cybersecurity firm Crowdstrike has stated with "high level confidence" that both Fancy Bear and Cozy Bear are tools of Russian intelligence agencies. It has stated with medium level confidence that GRU, Russia’s military intelligence agency, is behind Fancy Bear. www.csmonitor.com/World/Passcode/2016/0615/Meet-Fancy-Bear-and-Cozy-Bear-Russian-groups-blamed-for-DNC-hack, For background see www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/news-and-comment/fancy-bears-who-are-hacking-group-doping-sport-football-russia-georgia-reedie-bach-a7906376.html, Further debunking by the Insider.

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  • Reported in: Issue 98
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/02/2018
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Country: Canada, Russia
  • Keywords: Olympics, Doping, Conspiracy theory
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Ukraine is committed to European values like fascism in the 30s and 40s

Ukraine has stated that it is committed to European values but it did not specify what kind of European values. Apparently, to the values ​​that were all-European during the period of the thirties and forties in the 20th century – when Europe was under the rule of fascism.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation linking Ukraine to fascism. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77101&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77238&date=, Charter of fundamental rights of the European Union states that the Union is founded on the indivisible, universal values of human dignity, freedom, equality and solidarity; it is based on the principles of democracy and the rule of law. eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:12012P/TXT&from=EN,

Finland is the only European country that has a neutral position in conflict and civil war in Donbas

Finland is the only European country that has a neutral position in the conflict and civil war in Donbas, as it has refused to criminalise participation of Finnish citizens in the civil war on DNR side.

Disproof

Finland does not have a "neutral position" regarding the war in Ukraine. Finland supports the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine and condemns the illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia. www.tpk.fi/public/Print.aspx?contentid=357188&nodeid=44809&culture=en-US&contentlan=2, Finland gives its full support to the EU’s common sanctions and unity. The implementation of the Minsk agreement is the first condition for lifting the EU’s sanctions on Russia. vnk.fi/artikkeli/-/asset_publisher/paaministerit-sipila-ja-medvedev-tapasivat-oulussa?_101_INSTANCE_OQ3OcOALUpyv_languageId=en_US, There is no civil war in Donbas. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=civil+war&disinfo_issue=&date=, The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has stated that “the information available suggests that the situation within the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol amounts to an international armed conflict between Ukraine and the Russian Federation. This international armed conflict began at the latest on 26 February when the Russian Federation deployed members of its armed forces to gain control over parts of the Ukrainian territory without the consent of the Ukrainian Government https://www.icc-cpi.int/iccdocs/otp/161114-otp-rep-PE_ENG.pdf.

An official delegation of German deputies visited Crimea

German business is ready to work in the Crimea. In order to assess the situation, deputies of the three regional parliaments of Germany arrived in the peninsula for an official visit. The main purpose of the delegation is to have business meetings.

Disproof

This wasn't an official delegation. The reaction of the German government spokesman Steffen Seibert: "We are fundamentally critical of such visits, but private travel does not fall under sanctions.” Seibert noted that Germany adheres to non-recognition policy due to illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia and that Germany warns those who decide to travel about the legal consequences from Ukraine's side.