Disinfo: NATO implements its project of training the Ukrainian army to…

Summary

NATO implements its project of training the Ukrainian army to create a conflict between Moscow and Kyiv. Russia has tried to stay out of the conflict in Ukraine, but external actors try to involve them.

Disproof

No evidence given. It is not NATO that has created the existing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, it started by Russia illegaly annexing the Ukranian peninsula Crimea bit.ly/2tlA8lj, . The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has stated that “the information available suggests that the situation within the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol amounts to an international armed conflict between Ukraine and the Russian Federation. This international armed conflict began at the latest on 26 February when the Russian Federation deployed members of its armed forces to gain control over parts of the Ukrainian territory without the consent of the Ukrainian Government https://www.icc-cpi.int/iccdocs/otp/161114-otp-rep-PE_ENG.pdf.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 77
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/07/2017
  • Language/target audience: Spain
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: War in Ukraine, NATO
  • Outlet: sputnik.com
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The Czech Ministry of Interior is actively repressing people and…

The Czech Ministry of Interior is actively repressing people and websites with politically incorrect opinions. It is inspired by the NGO People in Need manual on fighting hate speech, which classifies basically any claim (e.g. “Part of the migrants are economic migrants”) to be hate speech that should be punished by the state.

Disproof

No evidence given. The Czech MoI is repressing neither people nor opinions bit.ly/2kboybB, . The NGO People in Need has made a study that provides a definition of hate speech, but it highlights that sometimes it can be quite narrow and that context and the interpretation framework must be taken into account when studying hate speech.bit.ly/1MD9VqL,

Divers taking part in the NATO-Ukraine Sea Breeze exercises in…

Divers taking part in the NATO-Ukraine Sea Breeze exercises in Odessa are there to disrupt communication and operation of the Russian Black Sea Fleet and to prepare a naval invasion by the Alliance into Sevastopol.

Disproof

No evidence given. Sea Breeze 2017 is an annual recurring multinational exercise, it does not aim to invade any territory bit.ly/2tgOQhY, . Disinformation about NATO excersises has been a recurring theme during the course of 2017 bit.ly/2qi4cA4, , bit.ly/2tifSFs, .