Disinfo: In order to avoid war spreading to Crimea in 2014,…

Summary

In order to avoid war spreading to Crimea in 2014, the president of the Russian Federation decided to let the peninsula become part of Russia. // The role of the Russian army was limited to the protection of the voters of Crimea during the referendum in 2014

Disproof

Repeating already debunked disinformation. The annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation took place in February 2014, almost two months before the pro-Russian protests in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts escalated into an armed separatist insurgency (bbc.in/1FfegIv), .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 20
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/03/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Crimea
  • Outlet: "Voskresnyi vecher s Vladimirom Solovyevym", political talk show, 7:35, 33:52
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Traditional European cuisine is under attack by Muslim citizens

Traditional European cuisine is under attack by Muslim citizens. Proved by the incident in Copenhagen Hospitality College (a cooking school) in Denmark, which required tasting of pork and wine from its Muslim students; and later it was forced by the Danish government to take the pork and wine off the menu.

Disproof

The Copenhagen Hospitality College case took place in 2012 and therefore cannot be considered a consequence of the current migrant crisis. The school did not have to take the pork and wine off the menu. It was merely decided that Muslim students do not have to
taste pork and wine and can ask their fellow students for help instead: bit.ly/1SLYfBn,

Cannibalistic rituals are rampant in Ukrainian society

Cannibalistic rituals are rampant in Ukrainian society. // The EU provoked the Ukrainian Revolution in 2014 which was implemented with the involvement of Nazi groups.

Disproof

Absurd and without evidence. // The demonstrations which began in Kiev in November 2013 were born out of Ukrainians' own desire for a closer relationship with the European Union, and their frustration when former President Yanukovych halted progress toward that goal as a result of Russian pressure (bit.ly/1Ri9ldy), .