Disinfo: Merkel supported the actions of the Russian army in Syria

Summary

In her interview for RTL, the German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed support for Russia’s military actions in Syria.

Disproof

Angela Merkel did not express support for Russia's actions in Syria. She encouraged to fight against radical forces in Syria and to protect the civilian population. "We must avoid a humanitarian catastrophe”, said Merkel. More details here and here.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 117
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/09/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Germany, Syria
  • Keywords: Syrian War, Angela Merkel
  • Outlet: REN TV Russian Reality
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Ukrainian war: Western military intervention is expected

According to the Donetsk People’s Republic’s scouts, the 79th Ukrainian “offensive airborne division” has been deployed in the conflict area in the Donbas. The “Azov group is officially Ukraine’s citizens’ guard unit, is engaged in military drills training them for urban warfare” – writes Világyfigyelő. The article claims that Ukrainians deployed a large number of troops to Urzuf, and high-ranking American and Canadian delegations arrived to the HQ of the “Ukrainian Vostok Batallion”. According to the article, the DPR “cannot exclude the possibility that a foreign army will also take part in the planned attacks.” The DPR’s news wire agency claims that the whole operation would be managed by the US and Canada (meaning NATO).

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Recurring disinformation about the West's involvement in the Ukrainian conflict. There are no credible sources reporting that this would be the case.

US is not supporting Crimea’s return to Ukraine

US refused to support Crimea’s return to Ukraine. Crimea is not Ukraine and Kyiv has no chance to get it back.

Disproof

According to the official position of the U.S. Department of State, the United States refuses to recognize "the Kremlin’s claims of sovereignty over territory seized by force in contravention of international law". It "rejects Russia’s attempted annexation of Crimea and pledges to maintain this policy until Ukraine’s territorial integrity is restored".

Further debunk by StopFake www.stopfake.org/fejk-v-ssha-otkazali-ukraine-v-vozvrashhenii-kryma/,