Disinfo: Merkel called on Georgia to accept Syrian refugees


During her visit to Georgia on 22 August, the German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the country to receive Syrian refugees.


Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative: euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=refugee&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_language%5B%5D=geo&date=,

Angela Merkel did indeed speak, about migration during her visit in Georgia, but she mentioned the asylum-seekers from Georgia, and not the Syrian refugees. According to Merkel, the number of asylum-seekers from Georgia drastically increased in Germany after the introduction of visa-free regime. According to Mythdetektor, she also added that Germany would recognize Georgia as a safe country of origin for the return of migrants.


  • Reported in: Issue 118
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/09/2018
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: Germany, Georgia, Syria
  • Keywords: Refugees, Angela Merkel


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Ukrainian children were offered to play as Hitler’s accomplices

Ukrainian children were offered to play as Hitler’s collaborators. A such game has been developed by the Institute of National Memory to glorify the Nazi activity of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army.


According to an official statement by the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory, the discussed game will deepen knowledge regarding the struggle of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army against (...) two great enemies - Nazis and Soviet punitive units of the NKVD.

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/

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