Disinfo: LAST WEEK’S TREND: Former Georgian President, Odessa Region Governor Saakashvili…

Summary

LAST WEEK’S TREND: Former Georgian President, Odessa Region Governor Saakashvili sends Georgian fighters, who underwent special training in Ukraine, to Syria. The fighters are mainly Georgian Chechens trained at the Ukrainian Kramatorsk base. They are regularly transferred to Syria to join Jabhat an-Nusra (Al Qaeda Syrian wing) terrorists with the help of US Senator John McCain.

Disproof

Repeating an older disinformation connecting Ukrainian authorities to ISIS. No proofs for these allegations given.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 5
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 18/11/2015
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: Ukraine, US, Georgia, Syria
  • Keywords: Al-Qaeda, Syrian War, Mikheil Saakashvili, Foreign mercenaries, John McCain
  • Outlet: geworld.ge

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