Disinfo: Protests in the US will end the same as protests in Ukraine in 2014 – with Nazism, radicalism, and separatism

Summary

The protests in the US are a symptom of a very serious social illness that affects US civil society. Americans thought that their society was healthy by different parameters, but the real information was hidden from the establishment. You can draw parallels with what was happening in Ukraine in 2014 and what is now happening in the US. How will this end? How did it end for Ukraine? An extensive corruption march, Nazism, etc. For the United States, this will end with the same Nazism, radicalism, separatism, because they will begin to divide the states, and will end with the mythologisation of this process.

Disproof

An attempt to denigrate the racial justice protests in the US using the recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Nazi Ukraine.

The widespread protests against racial injustice and police brutality broke out in the US after the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis on the 25th of May, 2020. The protests followed several high-profile incidents involving African Americans and the police, invoking debates about racism in the US.

Pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets have consistently tried to frame the 2013-14 Ukrainian revolution as a coup d'etat, and Ukrainian politics as dominated by fascist/Nazi groups and ideology. See previous disinformation narratives alleging that the 2014 Ukraine coup was orchestrated by neo-Nazis and that Nazis took over Ukraine with a coup.

For more information about the protests in the US read here.

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  • Reported in: Issue 202
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/06/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: US racial justice protests, Protest, Euromaidan, Nazi/Fascist
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Nobody knows what happened in Salisbury two years ago

In Britain, a dubious espionage scandal was the occasion for a high-profile premiere. The series about the events in Salisbury. The screen version of the scandalous events once again fueled interest in a story that has already started to be forgotten. If this was the goal, then the contractors of the series probably reached it. Because the artistic value of the product is clearly low. It could not have had been otherwise, giving that it is still unknown what really happened in Salisbury two years ago.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Salisbury poisoning in reaction to the BBC series broadcast this week.

After a hearing in the Court of Protection, British High Court Justice David Williams issued an approved judgement about what had happened to the Skripals around three weeks after their poisoning in March 2018. The British Police have presented a solid chain of evidence on the Skripal case, with pictures, connecting the suspects to the locations in the case. Parts of the material have been released to the public. The evidence was sufficient to charge two Russian nationals, Anatoliy Chepiga and Aleksandr Mishkin with the attack on the Skripals, both Russian military intelligence operatives from the GRU, who travelled to the UK using fake names and documents.

Radio Liberty is forbidden to broadcast in the United States, because they are a propaganda channel

The opposition in Russia are pathetic propagandists. Who are the employees of Radio Liberty? They are officially propagandists. They are even forbidden to broadcast in the United States because they are a propaganda channel.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative aimed at discrediting independent media and journalists.

Radio Liberty is not forbidden in the USA. RFE/RL (Radio Liberty) is registered with the IRS as a private, nonprofit Sec. 501(c)3 corporation, and is funded by a grant from the U.S. Congress through the United States Agency for Global Media (USAGM) as a private grantee. RFE/RL's editorial independence is protected by U.S. law.

Absurd accusations of the Czechs against Russia serve to cover the fail of its counterintelligence

The Czech Republic uses the scandal with Russia to cover up the shame of its counterintelligence service, the BIS.

The BIS claims an employee of the Russian embassy anonymously contacted BIS, saying that a Russian diplomat was carrying ricin in his briefcase in order to poison the mayor of Prague, in revenge for demolishing the monument to Konev. This version is unproven and created solely to get out of a hopeless situation with the least loss for the reputation of the Czech Republic. 

The expulsion of Russian diplomatic staff does not follow the internal agenda of Prague; relations with Moscow are deliberately spoiled by a certain part of the Czech elite.

Disproof

In late April, Respekt, a Czech weekly, reported that a suspected Russian intelligence officer travelling on a diplomatic passport had arrived in Prague carrying the lethal toxin ricin in his luggage in order to poison Czech municipal civil servants, including the mayor of Prague. The investigation was ongoing. Speaking to journalists on June 5 in Prague, Mr. Babis, the Czech prime minister, said that an unnamed Russian embassy staff member had fabricated the ricin story and passed it on to the Czech intelligence service, BIS, which spent weeks investigating the alleged plot. Two Russian diplomats were expelled by Prague as a result of the investigation.

Russian officials did not challenge the Czech PM's information that a Russian diplomat, and not somebody in the Czech Republic, produced this "fake news" about the ricin incident. Taking into account that Russia had just opened a criminal investigation into the removal of the Marshal Konev statue in Prague, which was accompanied by an aggressive disinformation campaign in Russian media against local Prague authorities, this allegation was naturally taken seriously by Czech security services and the police. As a precaution, three city officials were placed in protective police custody.