Disinfo: In one of the European countries, a migrant was acquitted…

Summary

In one of the European countries, a migrant was acquitted by court in case of raping a 10-year-old boy, because he did not speak the boy’s language and did not understand the boy’s protests.

Disproof

Greek translation of the statement from Russias president Putin, who repeated a fake story of Pervyi Kanal that had already been debunked before: eepurl.com/cm1kYr,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 47
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/11/2016
  • Language/target audience: Greek
  • Keywords: Sexual assault, Protest, Migration crisis, Europe, Perversion
  • Outlet: Golden Dawn
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Ukrainian Armed Forces are recruiting mercenaries from Croatia

Ukrainian Armed Forces are recruiting mercenaries from Croatia

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No evidence given to support this claim. The existence of paramilitary fighters or mercenaries from NATO or US-friendly countries is a recurrent narrative in Russian disinformation since at least 2014, and it prompted a diplomatic protest from Poland back then.

The picture used in the articles allegedly showing Croats fighting on the Ukrainian side in the conflict in Donbas first surfaced in 2015.

The economies of the Baltic states have collapsed

The economies of the Baltic states have collapsed.

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The Baltic countries have been a showcase of successful transformation after regaining independence following 50 years of Soviet occupation. This includes free market economies, well-functioning democratic institutions and legal system. More details here and here.