New bridge to Crimea: Crimea is no longer an island

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  • Reported in: Issue 108
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/05/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Crimea
  • Outlet: Vesti Nedeli s Dmitriyem Kiselyovym @Rossiya 1, 00:20
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OPCW Got its Chemical Weapons Samples from Jihadists

In fact, the entire OPCW account is based on witness testimonies and material evidence provided by selected NGOs as well as medical records offered by the same questionable sources, including Belgium-based Same Justice/Chemical Violations Documentation Center of Syria (CVDCS), the notorious Syrian Civil Defense (SCD) – better known as White Helmets – and the US-based Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), as confirmed by a former UK ambassador.

Disproof

No evidence given. OPCW has previously been targeted with disinformation from Russian sources. The White Helmets have long been the target of a smear campaign promoted by the Russian and Syrian governments, as well as by conspiracy theorists in the West who typically use Russian sources like RT and Sputnik.

Furthermore, the quoted former UK ambassador has been the director of a pro-Assad lobbying group since April 2017. That group, the British Syrian Society, was founded by Fawas Akhras, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s father-in-law. Further debunking by Polygraph.info.

NATO Service Members Killed in Eastern Ukraine

When NATO service members, escorted by Ukrainian militants, were visiting today the combat contact line in the vicinity of Avdiivka, the (Ukrainian Armed Forces) command purposefully led the guests into their minefield, where a car with the foreigners was blown up by a landmine. As a result, three NATO servicemen from Canada were killed and two from the U.S. were injured.

Disproof

Federal officials have flatly denied online rumours circulated by Russian social media accounts that three Canadian soldiers working in Ukraine were killed by a landmine. www.ctvnews.ca/politics/feds-deny-russian-rumours-that-3-canadian-soldiers-were-killed-in-ukraine-1.3936488,

Immediately prior to the Russian media reports, a journalist from Canada’s CTV National News tweeted that the Canadian armed forces denied the report on the alleged incident issued the previous evening by the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic. "The Ministry of National Defense and the Canadian Armed Forces state that no Canadian person was injured or killed," the CTV journalist wrote.

Kurt Volker Acknowledges Ukraine Unable to Reintegrate Crimea and Donbas

Volker admits Kyiv unable to reintegrate Crimea and Donbas, advising Ukraine to come to terms with the loss of Donbas and Crimea,.

Disproof

Misrepresented statement. The full quote was; “There’s no way the Ukrainians could take the territory back that’s already been taken by the Russians, the Russians are just too powerful. But the cost to Russia of further advancement is already increased and will continue to increase. And if that’s the case then you have to ask yourself if you’re sitting in Moscow, what are we getting out of this? We’re getting Russian casualties, soldiers being killed fighting in Ukraine, for what? That’s why I hope they will see there is no benefit for them but the price will continue to grow. So why not exchange this for something positive, such as lifting sanctions? This will be something positive on the Russian agenda with the rest of the international community.” Further debunking by Stopfake.