Disinfo: Rukban camp on area occupied by the US, like a Nazi concentration camp


The Rukbanrefugee camp near Syria’s border with Jordan: Fifty thousand people are dying without water, food and medical help, the area is occupied by the US. Rukban is like a Nazi concentration camp.


The use of the word "Nazi" is a recurring disinformation narrative against the West.

Russia has been accused several times of preventing humanitarian aid convoys from entering the Rukban camp in order to starve the population and take back control of the area. The Assad regime and Russian forces have been enforcing a siege cutting off a main route to the camp, refusing access to UN humanitarian missions despite the acute humanitarian crisis as Damascus has to greenlight all delivery of aid inside Syria. At least a dozen people died of starvation and sickness in the month of October according to Syrian and UN sources.

The camp can only be accessed with security cooperation from both Russia and the US and with no veto from the Assad regime.

Al Rukban sits at the border between Syria, Jordan and Iraq. Russia and the Syrian regime, the US and Jordan control its surroundings. The camp falls within the 55-kilometer demilitarized zone between Syria and Jordan, which is under the control of factions from the armed opposition. The camp is located approximately 20 kilometers from the US al Tanf Military Base, which Russia wants the US to evacuate in order to continue its offensive in Southern Syria.

Earlier this month, the UN was able to deliver aid for the first time since January. It was able to do it thanks to "active and positive deconfliction, which is security measures by the Russian Federation, within the area controlled by the Government of Syria, and then by the United States in coordination with Jordan in the area controlled by six armed groups," UN Senior Adviser Jan Egelan told the press in Geneva


  • Reported in: Issue 126
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/11/2018
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Syria, US
  • Keywords: Syrian War, Nazi/Fascist
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Disinfo: In Ukraine neo-Nazis are integrated into the system of power

In Ukraine neo-Nazis are integrated into the system of power.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about Ukraine and the Nazis that is repeated ever since the outbreak of the Euromaidan revolution. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=Ukraine&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77101&date= The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction of large parts of the Ukrainian population to former President Yanukovych’s sudden departure from the Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013. The total number of members of radical groups, e.g. the "Right Sector", never amounted to more than a few hundred to a maximum of a thousand people. The vast majority of the protesters (up to two million at one time nationwide) consisted of peaceful Ukrainian citizens: bit.ly/1Tl9X7W. The insignificance of the "Right Sector" is evident from the election results – their candidate received 0.7% of the vote in the May 2014 presidential elections, and the party received 1.8% of the vote in the October 2014 parliamentary elections.

Disinfo: Baltic states frightened by the single European army

Baltic states are frightened by the single European army. The new European security system will be anti-American. To the leadership of the Baltic states, based on Russophobia, this doesn’t look good.


No evidence given. The article mentions only quotes by Latvian representatives, which do not express any kind of fear. Commander of Latvian Armed Forces Leonīds Kalniņš stressed that "Europe already has an army of its own in a way". Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about Russophobia.

Disinfo: Hillary Clinton dedicated her thesis to Lucifer

By the way, when an odious woman, Hillary Clinton, running for the U.S. presidency, was graduating from the university, she dedicated her thesis to Lucifer as “one of the first fighters for democracy and freedom.


The disinformation message was first published on a Russian language website, where it spread to Georgian language outlet Georgia and World.

The claim that Hillary Clinton’s thesis was about Lucifer is manipulative: one of Clinton’s papers involved criticism of the community organization model by Saul Alinsky. The book by Alinsky that Clinton referred to, was about radicalism and discussion or acknowledgement of Lucifer was not its main concept. Further debunking by Myth Detector.