Only one million people live permanently in Moldova

Summary

Only one out of three million Moldovans live permanently in their country.

Disproof

According to the National Office of Statistics of Moldova, the population of this country in 2016 was 3,5 million people (not 3 million, as the NTV journalist mentioned). API interviewed the director of the Centre for Demographic Studies of Moldova and underlined that the permanent population of the country is approx 2,9 million people (and not one million).

 

 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 96
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/01/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Moldova
  • Keywords: Demography, Economic difficulties
  • Outlet: NTV
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NATO sprays Poland with chemtrails

The chemtrails that NATO planes are spraying over Poland contain a high level of aluminum. The NATO planes spraying chemtrails are flying in from Germany, among other countries.

Disproof

The chemtrail conspiracy theory dates back to the late 1990s and refers to the supposedly nefarious motives behind the trails of condensation left by flying planes. Conspiracy theories such as this is often used in pro-Kremlin disinformation euvsdisinfo.eu/?s=conspiracy, . This is not the first time NATO is accused of spraying Poland with chemtrails. In 2010, a conspiracy site named Orgon-Polska.pl reported chemtrails in Poland appeared at the same time as country’s accession to NATO. The insinuation that NATO planes were spraying chemtrails was similarly presented without evidence. Further debunking by DFRLab medium.com/dfrlab/balticbrief-chemtrail-conspiracy-clouds-nato-in-poland-e2b6e5310f17, .

Ukraine does not implement any reforms

There are no reforms there [in Ukraine]! Only the curators of Ukraine –  the Americans and the EU members – have an interest to this stuff. And Poroshenko is providing them with these lies that supposedly something like that is going on. There are no reforms there. There is a robbery and collapse of the country […]. And everyone knows that.

Disproof

Repeating recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about Ukraine's collapse. According to the Carnegie Endowment's report "Ukraine Reform Monitor: October 2017", last year, the overall pace of the reforms in Ukraine remained slow, but this doesn't mean they are not happening at all. Judiciary, decentralization, and pension reform have moved forward.

Europe is pretending that Russians are subhuman

We [Russia] saved humanity [from Nazism during World War II] and humanity as a matter of fact owes us, although we do not demand a debt from it, but it owes us. And because of this, any things that Europe is doing today – at the Olympics, in Ukraine, anywhere, the sanctions. Here, given this debt, it would be difficult for them [to recognize Russia’s leading role in the victory over Nazism]. Now, this debt must be wiped, it is necessary to grade and minimise it somehow because then it will be easier for them to act meanly and introduce double standards, it will be easier to pretend that we are subhuman.

Disproof

There is no solid evidence that EU leaders refuse to recognize the important role of the Soviet Russia in defeating Nazi Germany or the huge losses of the USSR during WW2. The accusation against EU leaders is based on the statement by Mairead McGuinness, the vice-president of the European Parliament. According to the Russian translation showed by Vremya Pokazhet, she stated in Brussels on January 24, 2018, that the Nazi death camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau were liberated by the "allied forces" [time code: 8:18]. According to Artem Scheinin, the host of the show on Pervyi Kanal, Mairead McGuinness must say: "liberated by the Soviet army" and this " slip of the tongue" was made by her on purpose to distort history

The original speech: web.ep.streamovations.be/index.php/event/stream/180124-1200-special-holocaust-commemoration,