Photo: Kosovan and Albanian migrants are “storming” the EU borders from Serbia

Summary

Photo: Kosovan and Albanian migrants are “storming” the EU borders from Serbia.

Disproof

The photo is from February 2016. It was taken at the border of FYROM and Greece and shows refugees, mainly from Syria, and migrants. Outlets such as The New York Times and Kathimerini used it back then.

The photo has served disinforming purposes on various occasions. On January 8, 2018 it depicted “200 migrants storming the Morocco-Spain border”, according to stormfront.org.

In July 2017, websites like usdefensewatch.org and ladylibertynews.com used the picture to illustrate how George Soros was “in alliance with the EU to flood Europe with refugees”.  In May 2017, it showed refugees fleeing from Germany due to the suffering and humiliation they encountered there, according to arabinworld.com.

News Front is a growing Russian news agency that is run from Crimea, created to “fight in the information war” and is frequently spreading disinformation. According to Die Zeit, the agency is partly funded by the FSB, Russia’s security service.

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publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 113
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14/05/2018
  • Language/target audience: German
  • Country: Kosovo, Albania, Serbia, EU
  • Keywords: Refugees, Migration crisis
  • Outlet: News Front
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There is no “Ukraine”, only illegal regime in the Kyiv territory

There is no country “Ukraine”. There is only illegal regime in the Kyiv territory.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about Ukraine's statehood and Ukrainian nation. https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B0%5D=77158&date=&offset=10 Ukraine is recognised in international law as a sovereign nation state, with its own flag, nationality, language etc.

As witnessed by the democratic Early Parliament elections held on 26 October 2014, Ukraine is governed by a democratically elected Parliament. The OSCE characterized the elections as “an important step in Ukraine’s aspirations to consolidate democratic elections in line with its international commitments”, offering voters “real choice” and “a general respect for fundamental freedoms”. According to the OSCE, the only areas where serious restrictions were reported were those controlled by separatists, who undertook increasing attempts to derail the process. There was no possibility also to carry out the elections in the Crimean Peninsula annexed by Russia the same year http://www.osce.org/odihr/elections/ukraine/132556?download=true

Fake chemical attacks are a pretext for Western military action against Syrian government

They (the West) uses fake chemical attacks as a pretext for military action against Syrian government.

Disproof

Repeating recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about Sergei Skripal poisoning, and chemical attack in Douma, Syria.  euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=douma&disinfo_issue=&date=,

On April 7, a high number of civilians were killed in the besieged Syrian city of Douma, with evidence pointing towards another chemical attack by the regime, according to the EU.

OPCW politicized by the West, does not comply with its own standards

Chemical weapons in Syria were produced by militants and equipment was manufactured in Western Europe.

US, UK, France, Allies Trying to Turn OPCW Into a Politicized Institution

While conducting investigations into chemical incidents in Syria, compliance with a strict sequence of actions to preserve evidence has been violated.

The neglect of the OPCW standards “led to contradictions, inconsistencies and falsifications of facts in the reports on the results of investigations, which are clearly anti-Syrian in nature.

The White Helmets used a low-grade explosive device in the Syrian settlement of Khan Shaykhun last year to stage a chemical weapons attack, later blamed on the Syrian government forces

Disproof

No evidence given. Repeating recurring disinformation  on chemical attack in Douma, Syria. https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=douma&disinfo_issue=&date=

Bellingcat has debunked pro-Kremlin claims systematically concerning the chemical attacks in Syria www.bellingcat.com/?s=chemical,