Disinfo: Russia not involved in the killing of Georgian citizen

Summary

There is no evidence that Russian government agencies were involved in the incident (A Georgian citizen was killed on August 23 in Berlin, Germany).

Disproof

A recurring narrative of pro-Kremlin disinformation that the West blames Russia unfairly and without evidence.

Regarding the incident in Berlin, a 40-year-old man, Zelimkhan Khangoshvili, was shot dead in a Berlin park just before midday on 23 August 2019. The victim was a Chechen exile who had survived two previous attempts on his life. The Dossier Center, a London-based research group founded by Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky, a Russian former oil billionaire, and other investigation groups, such as Bellingcat, have identified the suspect as Vadim N. Krasikov, a 49-year-old Russian citizen from Siberia who, according to Bellingcat, used fake identity documents to enter Germany a few days before. The German Foreign Office says Russian officials have not responded sufficiently to repeated requests for information, despite repeated high-level and urgent demands. In addition, the German Federal Foreign Office insisted in a statement that "the Federal Public Prosecutor General has taken over the investigations into this case as there are sufficient grounds to believe that the killing was carried out either on behalf of state authorities of the Russian Federation or of those of the autonomous Chechen Republic as part of the Russian Federation". On December 4th, Germany expelled two Russian diplomats in response to this incident.

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  • Reported in: Issue 176
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/12/2019
  • Outlet language(s) Arabic
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Georgia, Germany, Russia
  • Keywords: Zelimkhan Khangoshvili, Russophobia
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Greta Thunberg declared war against white men

The “green madness” spanning the western world is already leading to serious economic repercussions. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Greta Thunberg are against the so-called “patriarchal system of oppression” and urge to refrain from having children. They also declare that it is the locals’ racism that makes migrants to commit crimes. If Ocasio-Cortez and Thunberg succeed in their environmental plans, the world will never be the same, and Russia and China are likely to remain the last islands of common sense. The flow of tourists from the European Union will go to Russia, because only in Russia (and in China, but we are closer) you can safely eat natural (rather than soy) meat and ride a gasoline car without being tormented by the conscience and the “ecological moral police” – the social network activists.

Disproof

No evidence given. This is a conspiracy about the West allegedly exploiting the environmental agenda and climate change topic. See earlier disinformation cases claiming that Greta Thunberg is a political tool, key targets for “green blows” will be Russia and China, that the climate mafia is exploiting Greta Thunberg to lower living standards, and that Greta Thunberg is a prophet of a new totalitarian wave equalling to radical Islam.

Netherlands MH17 hysteria demonstrates Dutch government complicity in the tragedy

The Dutch government, as a agent of the Euro-Atlantic establishment, has lost all links to the reality and is not even pretending that it cares about the human rights and the objective investigation; Representatives of the European elite involved in covering up the truth behind the MH17 crash are panicking because the mainstream ‘Russia is guilty’ narrative has collapsed. Dutch government tried to pay a bribe to Tsemakh for his loyality and participation in the MH17 farce by proposing him to move to the Netherlands. Under international law (as well as laws of a majority of the states), the concealment of facts related to the crime is a signal of complicity in the crime. The Dutch government, which is allegedly a neutral side in the MH17 case, is de-facto impeding the objective investigation of the tragedy.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Joint International Investigation and the downing of the flight MH17. The disinformation message appeared after the Netherlands Public Prosecution Service claimed that Russia willingly allowed Mr Tsemakh, a suspect in the MH17 case, to leave the Russian Federation and refused to execute the Dutch request for extradition. Read more here. Ukraine has also issued the warrant for Volodymyr Tsemakh. A special team, known as the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), was established to conduct the criminal investigation of the downing of the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. The JIT comprises officials from the Dutch Public Prosecution Service and the Dutch police, along with police and criminal justice authorities from Australia, Belgium, Malaysia and Ukraine. On the basis of the investigation conducted by the JIT the Dutch Public Persecution service will persecute 4 individuals for causing the crash of the MH17 and murdering of 289 persons on board. The JIT has launched an appeal for witnesses who might have more information about the persons involved in the downing of the MH17. Every witness who comes forward maybe offered a witness safety and protection program. If necessary the program can protect witness identities and may include the use of assumed identities and may include re-location and in some cases permanent re-settling in another country. Read more here. See previous disinformation cases: JIT investigators tried to bribe Volodymyr Tsemakh; The JIT investigation is not interested in truth; The Netherlands has not taken into account the evidence confirming Russia's innocence in the downing of the MH17, and others.

Members of the White Helmets were also members of terrorist groups

The White Helmets; founded and trained by James le Mesurier, a British secret agent and mercenary, who was killed in Turkey, most likely because his services were no longer needed. Their Head Office in the Netherlands is sponsored by the EU and US. Hollywood made an “awesome” documentary about these terrorists to brainwash Western media. Actually the members of the White Helmets all supported Al-Queda and Al-Nusra and were all members of these terrorists groups, still the West calls them “relief workers”.

Disproof

This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the White Helmets. No evidence is given to substantiate the claim that they have connections to Al Qaeda and/ or other terrorist groups. The claim that the White Helmets are the creation of“Western intelligence” is unsubstantiated and constitutes a groundless conspiracy theory.