Disinfo: Kurt Volker and Poroshenko discuss intensification of War

Summary

Kurt Volker met with Poroshenko on May 16. Volker stated that Russia will never stop attacking Ukraine and the only way of defense is to make this proccess very expensive to Russians who would then replace the Russian regime. According to Volker, this process can be sped up.

Disproof

Recurring Russian disinformation about the US trying to intensify the conflict in Eastern Ukraine as well as aiming to have a regime change in Russia.

No evidence supporting these declaration of Volker. According to other sources the parties discussed the issues of reforms, the release of hostages and the peacekeeping mission in the Donbas and the implementation of the Minsk agreement: www.unian.info/politics/2362322-poroshenko-volker-meet-to-discuss-joint-strategy-to-restore-ukraines-sovereignty.html,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue108
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17/05/2018
  • Language/target audience: Hungarian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: War in Ukraine

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New evidence on the flight MH17: debris fell against the laws of physics, it was an explosion inside the plane

New evidence on the flight MH17: debris fell against the laws of physics, according to the Dutch version. In fact, only an explosion inside the plane could cause this. The timing of the tragedy and the place where it happened benefited Ukraine.

 

Disproof

New disinformation along common, recurring pro-Kremlin disinforming messages about MH17. https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=mh17&disinfo_issue=&date=

The Joint Investigation Team has concluded that flight MH17 was shot down on 17 July 2014 by a missile of the 9M38 series, launched by a BUK-TELAR, from farmland in the vicinity of Pervomaiskiy (or: Pervomaiskyi). At that time, the area was controlled by pro-Russian fighters. The BUK-TELAR was brought in from the territory of the Russian Federation and subsequently, after having shot down flight MH-17, was taken back to the Russian Federationhttps://www.om.nl/onderwerpen/mh17-crash/@96068/jit-flight-mh17-shot/

Hackers Expose Doping Use in Sweden

A hacktivist collective that previously exposed US athletes using banned substances with WADA’s blessing has now set its sights on a Swedish sports organization which allegedly tried to cover up doping use in its home country.

The Fancy Bears hacker group has published a number of documents obtained from the Swedish Sports Confederation (RF) which allegedly confirm that the organization which, among other things, is responsible for anti-doping control in Sweden has effectively turned a blind eye on doping use at least on several occasions.

The documents which were published on the group’s website show that at least two Swedish athletes were caught using terbutaline – a drug which is used to treat asthma symptoms and which also helps boost an athlete’s performance.However, even though the athletes’ infraction was exposed, apparently neither of them was penalized for it, the hackers point out.

Disproof

No evidence given. The Confederation said the attack was aimed at discrediting its anti-doping activities. "We have nothing to hide and the goal of the sports movement's anti-doping efforts is to ensure all athletes' right to participate and compete in an environment free from doping. The most serious thing about this intrusion is that personal data such as those of the active athletes is spread by hackers" said Stefan Bergh, Secretary General of The Swedish Sports Confederation. The Confederation also appealed to the media and the public not to help spread the sensitive personal details of the active athletes that had been hacked - denying that any of the details suggests that they have been involved in doping.

The Swedish Sports Confederation has reported the hack to the police and reported the infringement to the Data Inspectorate.

Sweden is hiding positive doping tests of two athletes

The hacker group Fancy Bears published a number of documents of The Swedish Sports Confederation (RF), that shows the sports functionaries hid positive doping tests of one skier and one track and field athlete.

The materials note that the two athletes have at various times given positive doping tests, which showed the presence of a prohibited preparation terbutaline (analogue of salbutamol, which is prescribed for the treatment of bronchial asthma and bronchitis – Ed.), But no athletes have been investigated or sanctioned .


It is also reported that, according to information from the documents, the vast majority of skiers and biathletes from Sweden use therapeutic exceptions, since they suffer from a chronic inflammatory disease of the respiratory tract.

According to hackers, representatives from The Swedish Sports Confederation launched an attack on Norwegian skiers, giving out news of tens of thousands of doses of salbutamol, which the Norwegian team took with them to the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang in order to take the blow from Swedish sport,

Disproof

No evidence given. The Confederation said the attack was aimed at discrediting its anti-doping activities. "We have nothing to hide and the goal of the sports movement's anti-doping efforts is to ensure all athletes' right to participate and compete in an environment free from doping. The most serious thing about this intrusion is that personal data such as those of the active athletes is spread by hackers" said Stefan Bergh, Secretary General of The Swedish Sports Confederation. The Confederation also appealed to the media and the public not to help spread the sensitive personal details of the active athletes that had been hacked - denying that any of the details suggests that they have been involved in doping.

The Swedish Sports Confederation has reported the hack to the police and reported the infringement to the Data Inspectorate.