People fighting in DNR & LNR are locals, to say that it is Russian aggression is not factual

Summary

People fighting in Donetsk National Republic and Luhansk National Republic are locals, these people have grown up here, their parents have been here, their grandparents are from here. For Western media to say it’s Russian aggression, that Russia is totally at blame for all this is not factual. It is the people here that want their freedom.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about the war in Ukraine.

For background:

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe considers that the actions of the Russian Federation leading up to the annexation of
Crimea, and in particular the military occupation of the Ukrainian territory and the threat of the use of military
force, the recognition of the results of the illegal so-called referendum and subsequent annexation of Crimea
into the Russian Federation constitute, beyond any doubt, a grave violation of international law, including of the
United Nations Charter and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Helsinki Final
Act. website-pace.net/documents/10643/110596/20140410-Resolution1990-EN.pdf/57ba4bca-8f5f-4b0a-8258-66ca26f7117b

The European Union stated in July 2014 that "arms and fighters continue flowing into Ukraine from the Russian Federation". www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_data/docs/pressdata/en/ec/144158.pdf
At the NATO Summit in Wales in September 2014, NATO leaders condemned in the strongest terms Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine and demanded that Russia stop and withdraw its forces from Ukraine and along the country’s border. NATO leaders also demanded that Russia comply with international law and its international obligations and responsibilities; end its illegitimate occupation of Crimea; refrain from aggressive actions against Ukraine; halt the flow of weapons, equipment, people and money across the border to the separatists; and stop fomenting tension along and across the Ukrainian border. www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/topics_50090.htm#

According to the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Russian special forces and troops operated to mobilize, lead, equip, and support separatist militias in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine from spring 2014 to the present, although their presence was denied by Moscow. www.dia.mil/Portals/27/Documents/News/Military%20Power%20Publications/Russia%20Military%20Power%20Report%202017.pdf?ver=2017-06-28-144235-937

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  • Reported in: Issue 129
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05/12/2018
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Donetsk, War in Ukraine
  • Outlet: RT "Going Underground".
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French police showed solidarity with the “yellow vests” protesters

Two dozen policemen removed their helmets in front of “yellow vests” protesters in France, showing solidarity with them.

Disproof

According to French media, the gesture of policemen responded to a "negotiation" with the "yellow vest" protesters, it was not a sign of solidarity.

The case was reported by Bloomberg, which underlined that the information about the police supporting the Yellow Vests protesters was coming from Mr Alexander Langlois, representative of the Vigi police union. The union is representing less than 4% of the unions in France and as such, cannot speak for all of them.

French police in solidarity with the ‘yellow vests’ protesters

Majority of French police forces support the Yellow Vests protesters. One of the signs of solidarity with the movement was shown in the city of Pau, where policemen took off their helmets in front of the protesters.

Disproof

The case was reported by Bloomberg, which underlined that the information about the police supporting the Yellow Vests protesters was coming from Mr Alexander Langlois, representative of the Vigi police union. The union is representing less than 4% of the unions in France and as such, cannot speak for all of them. After Bloomberg's article, both Sputnik and RT published corrections. RT indicated in a statement that the information from Mr Langlois 'sounded like it was a part of a large plot of Paris protesters'. Sputnik said that there was, in fact, no evidence that the removal of helmets was an act of solidarity with the protesters.

According to French media, the gesture of policemen responded to a "negotiation" with the "yellow vests" protesters, It was not a sign of solidarity. Further debunking by AFP.

Ukraine is using drones with improvised chemical balls that on impact create Napalm

Ukraine is increasing its usage of drones for combat, attaching grenades, mortars and even little chemical balls. On impact the chemicals combine and it creates something like Napalm.

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about supposed chemical provocations in Donbas.

The author claims that about 10 days ago (counting from the 5th of December, 2018) an improvised fire-ball was dropped from Ukrainian drone on a house in a suburb of Donetsk.