Disinfo: Russia did not initiate confrontation with Ukraine and is not…

Summary

Russia did not initiate confrontation with Ukraine and is not responsible for the crisis in the eastern region of the country.

Disproof

Russian president Vladimir Putin admitted that he personally ordered the annexation of Crimea (bbc.in/1Fzvq3A), . There is irrefutable evidence of direct Russian military involvement in eastern Ukraine (bit.ly/1KpsngN), .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 19
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/03/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: War in Ukraine

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Disproof

No evidence for any of these claims given.

NATO is run by American racketeers: the US does not…

NATO is run by American racketeers: the US does not allow members of the Alliance to leave the organisation.

Disproof

Over the past 65 years, 28 countries have chosen freely, and in accordance with their domestic democratic processes, to join NATO. Not one has asked to leave. This is their sovereign choice. Article 13 of the Washington Treaty specifically gives Allies the right to leave should they wish to (bit.ly/21YUlKD), .

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The US and NATO are reviving the Cold War against Russia, although Russia is helping Europe in dealing with the refugee problem.

Disproof

Since the end of the Cold War NATO has reached out to Russia with a series of partnership initiatives. No other country has such a privileged relationship with NATO. See bit.ly/1RZsFzv, // There is plenty of evidence that the amount of refugees in Europe has been growing with Russian bombings of Syrian cities. See bit.ly/1OitvDI, .