Disinfo: Kyiv is moving from a civil war to a terrorist war, Crimea was used by ISIS members as a hub


Kyiv is moving from a civil war to a terrorist war.

When Crimea belonged to Ukraine, IS members used it as their “rest and recuperation centre and transhipment hub”.


Repeating recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about war in Ukraine. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77110&date=

Further debunk on previous false claims on Ukraine's support to Daesh: www.stopfake.org/en/fake-isis-training-camps-in-southern-ukraine/


It was Russia that provoked the war in East of Ukraine, and it is not a civil war. See e.g. https://www.forbes.com/sites/paulroderickgregory/2016/11/20/international-criminal-court-russias-invasion-of-ukraine-is-a-crime-not-a-civil-war/#3c73124c7ddb

The European Union stated in July 2014 that "arms and fighters continue flowing into Ukraine from the Russian Federation". http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_data/docs/pressdata/en/ec/144158.pdf
At the NATO Summit in Wales in September 2014, NATO leaders condemned in the strongest terms Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine and demanded that Russia stop and withdraw its forces from Ukraine and along the country’s border. NATO leaders also demanded that Russia comply with international law and its international obligations and responsibilities; end its illegitimate occupation of Crimea; refrain from aggressive actions against Ukraine; halt the flow of weapons, equipment, people and money across the border to the separatists; and stop fomenting tension along and across the Ukrainian border. http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/topics_50090.htm#

According to the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Russian special forces and troops operated to mobilize, lead, equip, and support separatist militias in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine from spring 2014 to the present, although their presence was denied by Moscow. http://www.dia.mil/Portals/27/Documents/News/Military%20Power%20Publications/Russia%20Military%20Power%20Report%202017.pdf?ver=2017-06-28-144235-937

Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted Russia's military presence in Ukraine in 2015. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/17/vladimir-putin-admits-russian-military-presence-ukraine

The European Union does not recognise the illegal annexation of Crimea and continues to condemn this violation of international law, and that Russia’s illegal actions remain a direct challenge to international security, with grave implications for the international legal order that protects the unity and sovereignty of all States.


  • Reported in: Issue 118
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11/09/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Civil war, War in Ukraine, Terrorism, Crimea, Daesh
  • Outlet: Vecher s Vladimirom Solovyovym, 1:30, 00:08
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Russian universities are among the top in the world

The Moscow State University and St. Petersburg University are in the top 50 best universities in the world with Moscow university ranking at number 20.


Pervyi Kanal does not mention the name of the ranking. The newest statistics were published recently by QS Graduate Employability Rankings. According to QS, Moscow State University is ranked number 90 and St. Petersburg University - 235. Neither the other rankings mention Russian universities in high positions. More information on The Insider: https://theins.ru/antifake/116646

Allegations about the Syrian government troops using chemical weapons: aimed at Germany to stop Nord Stream 2

There is no reason to use chemical weapons in the cities in Syria, it has no effect, and there are no chemical weapons in the country. Allegations about the Syrian government troops using chemical weapons are totally absurd. — The allegations are aimed at putting pressure on Germany to stop the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline and preserving the US hegemony in the world.


No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on chemical attacks in Syria. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77488&date= euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=syria&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77353&date=

There is no logical connection between Syrian regime using chemical weapons and some third countries putting pressure on Germany to stop Nord Stream 2.

Life expectancy in Russia has increased by seven years over the past decade

Life expectancy in Russia has increased by seven years over the past decade, says the World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe.


The WHO Regional office for Europe's report for 2018 presents life expectancy at the European level, and not by country. According to the Russian Federal State Statistics Service data, life expectancy in 2016 was 67,99 years and in 2017 - 72,3 years, so it increased by 4,31 years over the past decade.

Further debunk by The insider. Similar case debunked earlier this year by Polygraph.