Merkel recognized the failure of the German migration policy

Summary

German Chancellor Angela Merkel recognized, in Chemnitz, the failure of the German migration policy.

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about Angela Merkel.

During her visit to Chemnitz, Angela Merkel appealed to residents not to let extremists set the agenda. She admitted that mistakes had been made over Germany's refugee policy, but said that the mistake wasn't in helping asylum-seekers at short notice.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 126
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17/11/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: EU, Germany
  • Keywords: EU, Migration crisis, Angela Merkel
  • Outlet: RIA FAN
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Migrants are being Islamized in Europe

Europe is being destroyed by migrants and bureaucrats. Migrants which are coming to Europe are not religious, but they become Islamists there. If you’re not going to a mosque in Germany, then you are not Syrian and you’ll be deported. The system is supposed to keep only unscrupulous refugees in the country.

Disproof

No evidence given.

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about migrants and Islamization.

In Ukraine neo-Nazis are integrated into the system of power

In Ukraine neo-Nazis are integrated into the system of power.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about Ukraine and the Nazis that is repeated ever since the outbreak of the Euromaidan revolution. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=Ukraine&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77101&date=

The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction of large parts of the Ukrainian population to former President Yanukovych’s sudden departure from the Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013. The total number of members of radical groups, e.g. the "Right Sector", never amounted to more than a few hundred to a maximum of a thousand people. The vast majority of the protesters (up to two million at one time nationwide) consisted of peaceful Ukrainian citizens: bit.ly/1Tl9X7W.

‘Highly likely’ that Magnitsky was poisoned by toxic chemicals on Bill Browder’s orders

Based on the documents that were shown, an obvious conclusion can be made that, having received a false statement from Magnitsky that was used for provocation, Browder was interested in Sergey Magnitsky’s death more than anyone else in order to avoid exposure.

Moscow also suspects Browder of being involved in the murder of three men allegedly linked to his business – Octay Gasanov, Valery Kurochkin and Sergey Korobeinikov.

It is highly likely that they were killed to get rid of accomplices who could give an incriminating testimony against Browder.

Disproof

There's no evidence of businessman Bill Browder being involved in the alleged murders. But there is plenty of evidence about state-controlled media being used to circulate disinfo - for example in the Skripals case, pro-Kremlin outlets stated they were poisoned by either the USA or the UK or they just overdosed. Also, this is not the first time Russia is blaming Bill Browder - in July president Vladimir Putin said that Browder allegedly made a $400-million donation to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 election campaign and the money was stolen from Russia through tax evasion, a claim that was quickly debunked by the media.

The CEO of Hermitage Capital, once the largest investment firm in Russia, fell afoul of the Russian government in 2005 after exposing the details of a vast $230-million corruption scheme involving many high-ranking Russian officials. While investigating the corruption scheme, Hermitage Capital’s tax lawyer Sergei Magnitsky was detained and imprisoned. He died in prison in 2009, at the age of 37, after what Browder says was torture and ill-treatment in detention. To commemorate Magnitsky, USA named the act that restricts the travel and freezes the assets of people who have violated human rights The Global Magnitsky Act.