Disinfo: A Lithuanian NATO instructor raped two girls in Donbas

Summary

A Lithuanian NATO instructor raped two girls in Donbas. Ukrainian soldiers battered the Lithuanians.

Disproof

No evidence given, recurring disinformation method. The Ukrainian Defence Attaché in Lithuania informed the media that 60 Lithuanian soldiers are deployed in Ukraine. All of them are deployed in the Central and Western parts of Ukraine and none is deployed in the south-east part of Ukraine. Further debunking: www.delfi.lt/news/daily/medijos-karas-propaganda/prorusiski-separatistai-rado-nauja-taikini-pasakoja-kraupia-istorija-apie-lietuvos-karius.d?id=75820981,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 81
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 18/09/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, Lithuania
  • Keywords: War in Ukraine, Donbas, NATO
  • Outlet: Regnum, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Nasha Gazeta, Luhanskyi Informacionnyi Centr, Russkaya Vesna

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The EU has spent 54 million euro to conclude that only women can bear children

The project is part of the 8th Framework Program, totaling € 12 billion, and has been classified as “successful” after a review in the Commission and all grants have been paid. Commissioner for Demographic Affairs Nikita Downing has announced that several similar projects are underway to illustrate the effective investment of European funds in research.

Disproof

The source of the article is a satirical website www.gudelnews.com/2017/09/54.html, .

There is currently no Commissioner for Demographic Affairs as well as no Commissioner with the name of Nikita Downing ec.europa.eu/commission/commissioners/2014-2019_en, . There is no such research presented within the Horizon 2020 programme (the 8th Framework Program).

The US aided Georgia only with useless shoes in the time of crisis

The United States and NATO did not help Georgia during the fight against the wildfire raging in Borjomi Gorge. Instead, they only donated 500 pairs of cheap shoes – which are usually used for burial rituals of the homeless in the U.S.

Disproof

The statement that Americans bury people in fire-proof boots of the kind donated to Georgia is false. The 500 pairs of boots donated by the U.S. Government were specifically requested by Georgia's Emergency Management Agency. In addition, the shoes were designed in Georgia by a former member of the Georgian Special Forces and they are based on combat specifications. These leather footgear are resistant up to 300 degrees Celsius and protect the foot from sharp debris penetration.
police.ge/ge/shss-s-mekhandzre-mashvelebs-amerikis-sheertebuli-shtatebis-elchis-movaleobis-shemsrulebeli-shekhvda/10960, . Further debunking by Myth Detector mythdetector.ge/en/myth/disinformation-about-american-fire-rescue-boots, .

Also the Balearic Islands in Spain calls for independence

Not only Catalonia wants to vote on independence. In the Balearic Islands the political coalition MÉS per Mallorca calls for a referendum on the sovereignty of the island in 2030.

Disproof

Misleading. Mallorca is not about to vote for its independence soon. The article cites a document written by only one party, MÉS per Mallorca, in the Government. The vote of the Mallorca Republic is just a political intention and a manifesto written by one minority nationalist party.