Disinfo: Mogherini allowed human rights to be violated in Ukraine


In a letter addressed to Konrad Szymański, the Secretary of State on the European affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini urges the Polish authorities to reconsider the position concerning the education reform undertaken by the government of Ukraine.


The letter is faked twitter.com/eu_eeas/status/924256888597962752, . After the European External Action Service published the debunk, the Foreign Ministry of Russia did the same.

We have seen the use of faked letters in pro-Kremlin disinformation several times before, for example:on 21 February 2015, a letter signed by Swedish Minister of Defence Peter Hultqvist appeared on social media through a Twitter identity of a well-known Swedish military affairs journalist. The letter, sent to Magnus Ingesson, CEO of BAE Systems Bofors AB, concerned the sale of weapons to Ukraine. On 2 September 2015, a letter signed by Tora Holst, head of the International Public Prosecution Office in Stockholm, was uploaded to CNN’s Istory website and later broadcast on Russian state television and pro-Kremlin media. The letter purported to concern an attempt to quash prosecution of a Swedish citizen for war crimes committed in Ukraine. The third letter, uploaded to Pressbladet, purported to be from Nada al-Qahtani, a female IS leader, to Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström, and concerned a conspiracy from Sweden to send weapons to Islamic State via Turkey. www.thelocal.se/20170107/swedish-think-tank-details-russian-disinformation-in-new-study, . See also















  • Reported in: Issue 86
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27/10/2017
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine, Poland
  • Keywords: fake letter, Federica Mogherini


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Ukraine can’t guarantee the security of its nuclear power plants without NATO

Ukraine is appealing to NATO for help with security for its nuclear power plants.


Recurring disinformation that Ukraine's nuclear power platns are a threat to the surroundings www.stopfake.org/?s=%D0%90%D0%AD%D0%A1, . Ukraine is looking to NATO for training and not for protection of its nuclear power plants, as the Ukraina.ru headline falsely claims. Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration Ivanna Klympush Tsintsadze announced recently that Ukraine was initiating the process of joining the NATO Energy Security Center of Excellence recently launched in Vilnius, Lithuania. She made the announcement in the wake of a NATO-Ukraine meeting on training aimed at protecting critical electricity infrastructure that took place in October. The NATO Energy Security Center of Excellence was set up to identify potential energy threats and provide proposals and recommendations to NATO allies for dealing with them effectively, develop mutual assistance instruments for extreme situations and military training programs to protect critical energy infrastructure. Further debunk by Stopfake www.stopfake.org/en/fake-ukraine-can-t-guarantee-its-atomic-plants-security-without-nato/, .

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Adopted a Resolution that Could Lift the Political Sanctions on Russia

The results of the vote in PACE demonstrate the abolition of sanctions imposed on Russia, as “the Resolution prohibits the OSCE to extend the term of the restrictions imposed on Russia without the consent of the member states”. This makes the possibility of extension of the sanctions against Russia questionable, therefore the sanctions could be lifted in January of the next year.


Recurring disinformation euvsdisinfo.eu/report/council-of-europe-parliamentary-assembly-rejected-all-the-anti-russian-proposals-by-kiev-and-will-abolish-all-political-sanctions-against-russia/, . The text of the Resolution does not mention the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

With the resolution, the Council of Europe calls for a Summit to "reaffirm European unity and to defend and promote democratic security in Europe". The last summit was organised 12 years ago in 2005. The Council of Europe has two branches – a Parliamentary Assembly and the Committee of Ministers. The assembly comprises delegations from the parliaments of member countries. Because of its aggression against Ukraine, Russia has been suspended from taking part in the assembly since 2014. This is the only sanction referred to in the resolution as one which would potentially be lifted. The Committee of Ministers consists of the Foreign Ministers, or senior diplomats, from the member states. The Council of Europe’s sanctions against Russia did not extend to this committee.

Further debunking by Stopfake here.

A Georgian boy was beaten to death in Turkey for stealing a jacket

A photo showing a dead man depicts the corpse of the Georgian boy who was beaten to death by Turkish men for stealing a jacket in Turkey.


The photo actually depicts a Turkish citizen, who jumped from the 3rd floor of a hotel in Turkey. Myth Detector has the full debunk mythdetector.ge/en/node/749, and they believe it to be an attempt to stir up anti-Turkish sentiments in Georgia with the help of disinformation, something we have seen before euvsdisinfo.eu/mh17-disinformation-back-in-the-headlines/, , www.stopfake.org/en/?s=autonomy, .