Disinfo: Numerous gangs consisting of Ukrainian soldiers are raiding the harvest

Summary

Gangs of ATO fighters are prowling all over the country [in Ukraine] and raiding the harvest of the farmers. They just steal the harvest.

Disproof

No evidence given. This summer, Ukraine recorded several raider attacks on farmers - the phenomenon that is widespread in all the former Soviet republics. There is however no evidence or record of those kind of raids being carried out by "participants of the Anti-Terror Operation" in Donbas.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 83
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 03/10/2017
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine
  • Keywords: War in Ukraine
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EU officials supported the violence in Catalonia

The referendum for independence held in Catalonia on October 1, 2017, where citizens were shot right at the entrance to polling stations, in the context of a complete silence of EU officials, demonstrates that Article 2 from EU treaty about democracy and human rights is only “chatter”. If the EU bureaucracy keep silent about the violence in Catalonia, it means they support it.

Disproof

The European Commission issued a statement on the events in Catalonia where EC states that the vote in Catalonia was not in line with the Spanish constitution, but underlines that "Violence can never be an instrument in politics". europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-17-3626_en.htm,

The US is collaborating with the terrorists

Western intelligence services are playing a role related to international terrorism. The connection between the American intelligence service and international terrorists has already been shown.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, no evidence given.