Disinfo: NATO's hybrid centre has a license to kill

Summary

Secret US and NATO military espionage centre has been given unlimited powers in Finnish law. The hybrid centre has a license to kill.

Disproof

No evidence given. The European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats (Hybrid CoE) is not a NATO centre, it doesn't practise espionage and it doesn't have unlimited powers. Hybrid CoE is an instrument of its participating countries: Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, the UK and the USA. Participation in the Centre is open to EU Member States and NATO Allies. Hybrid CoE will serve as a hub of expertise and follow academic-based approach. www.hybridcoe.fi/about-us/, The centre performs its functions in Finland in accordance with national legislation that entered into force on 1 July 2017. finlex.fi/fi/laki/alkup/2017/20170417,

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  • Reported in: Issue 79
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/09/2017
  • Outlet language(s) Finnish
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Finland, US
  • Keywords: NATO
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Disproof

The unemployment rate in Moldova decreased to 3.5 percent in the second quarter of 2017 from 4 percent a year earlier. Unemployment Rate in Moldova averaged 6.28 percent from 2000 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 13 percent in the first quarter of 2006 and a record low of 2.90 percent in the third quarter of 2016. Conclusion: before signing the Association Agreement with EU, the unemployment rate has been even higher than it is now. tradingeconomics.com/moldova/unemployment-rate, According to World Bank, Moldova has experienced rapid economic growth in the past decade, which has been accompanied by reductions in poverty and good performance in shared prosperity. Nonetheless, Moldova remains one of the poorest countries in Europe and faces challenges in sustaining the progress. documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/168451467995808859/Poverty-reduction-and-shared-prosperity-in-Moldova-progress-and-prospects,

Ukrainian arms flood into Poland

Ukrainian arms flood into Poland. Just last year tens of thousands of weapons were smuggled into Poland.It seems that the purpose is to build an underground Ukrainian army.

Disproof

In 2014 Polish authorities confiscated 14 weapons on the Ukraine-Poland border, 26 items in 2015 and 30 in 2016. In 2017 Polish authorities confiscated 49 smuggled weapons. On its website Poland’s Border Service provides information on all arms confiscated on its borders. www.strazgraniczna.pl/pl/granica/statystyki-sg/2206,Statystyki-SG.html, . No evidence suggesting that an underground army is being created. Further debunking: www.stopfake.org/en/fake-ukrainian-arms-flood-into-poland/,

Donbas soldiers and Russian volunteers are fighting to prevent a genocide of the people of Donbas

Donbas soldiers and Russian volunteers are fighting to prevent a genocide of the people of Donbas.

Disproof

Debunking an already debunked disinformation, no evidence given for these claims. There were no confirmed reports prior to Russian intervention of any ethnic Russians being threatened in Ukraine; only allegations perpetuated by pro-Kremlin outlets. No evidence of genocide has been provided.