Looking for Russian traces in the ‘yellow vests’ protests is a cover-up

Summary

Looking for proofs that Russia may be involved in the ‘yellow vests’ protests aims to cover wrong political decisions of other countries, for example France.

NATO, the United Kingdom and the United States benefit from the anti-Russian narrative. The BBC plays a crucial role in campaigns against states which may be perceived by the Western powers as an enemy to their interest.

Disproof

No evidence given. The potential involvement of Russia in amplifying the protests in France with help of social media has been mentioned in analyses (described ia. by Bloomberg and The Times). It is now subject to investigation by French authorities.

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  • Reported in: Issue 130
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17/12/2018
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: UK, Russia, US, France
  • Keywords: yellow vests, Anti-Russian, Russophobia, The West
  • Outlet: Sputnik International
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Expired products allowed to be sold in Ukraine

Ukraine’s parliament allowed expired products to be sold to consumers. The MPs happily adopted laws that degrade the quality of food in Ukraine.

Disproof

The new Ukrainian law on information for food consumers is aimed at protecting consumers and establishing a product labelling system in accordance with EU's regulations. The new law does change the expiration labelling of food products. For example, foods that are stored for a period of not more than three months must be labelled to indicate both the day and month of the date they should be used by. For goods that have longer shelf lives, the label must indicate the month and year of expiration. According to the new law, the manufacturers are also obliged to list the ingredients of a product.

Further debunking by Stop Fake.

Poroshenko is preparing a provocation at the Ukrainian-Russian border

President Petro Poroshenko is preparing an armed provocation on the Ukrainian-Russian border. It will take place at the end of December. Kyiv coordinates such moves with Western curators and confidants. Poroshenko is being advised to keep the military actions low key, so that it is still possible to enact propaganda that the Russians are attacking Ukraine.

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring disinformation on Ukrainian provocations, Ukraine planning an offensive and collaborating with the West to fuel russophobia.

The US organized a color revolution in France, to get rid of Macron

‘In recent years, Russophobia would take center stage in foreign policy designs of the United States.’

‘And even though Frenchmen are always kin to fight for their rights even in the world where erosion of social security is now a global trend, it’s truly alarming that today’s protests across France bear all the attributes of a color revolution. And by this point, Washington has staged enough of those all across the globe to perfect its tools. And since Washington’s main goal is to remove Emmanuel Macron from power, it’s no wonder that protesters are chanting: “Macron must leave.”’

‘It’s also particularly curious that any such provocation staged by the United States and Britain would typically be accompanied by a media campaign, aimed at distracting the public opinion from the real perpetrators of such protests. This time was no different, as Ukrainian intelligence agencies in a bid to please Washington tried to misguide French media sources into searching for a Russian trace behind the protests, but no evidence of Moscow having anything to do with it has been presented to them so far.’

Disproof

A conspiracy theory. Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about Western Russophobia.

No evidence given.