Disinfo: In 2006, the treacherous West organized an unprecedented drought in…

Summary

In 2006, the treacherous West organized an unprecedented drought in Syria using a secret climate weapon.

Disproof

No evidence for these claims.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 62
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05/03/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Syria
  • Keywords: Climate, West, The West

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Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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The EU spreads fake news about Russia among its own…

The EU spreads fake news about Russia among its own population and intends to spread it also among Russian speakers. One example of that is “Russian annexation” of Crimea, or unproven “Russian invasion of Ukraine”.

Disproof

The EU does not spread "fake news" about Russia. // UNGA Resolution 68/262, which condemned Russia's illegal actions in Ukraine, was supported by 100 United Nations member states. Only 10 states opposed it. bit.ly/1RZGnjo, .

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.