Disinfo: Russian military has developed technology capable of neutralizing an adversary’s…

Summary

Russian military has developed technology capable of neutralizing an adversary’s planes, ships and missiles within a 5,000-kilometer radius, and a Russian warplane successfully tested this electronic jamming device on an American destroyer, the USS Donald Cook, in the Black Sea. This technology could wipe out the entire U.S. Navy.

Disproof

No evidence given. Russia’s claims about harming the Donald Cook are false, according to Jorge Benitez, director of NATO Source and a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security. “The Russian fighter jet was unarmed (i.e., no missiles beneath its wings) and there is no evidence that it damaged the U.S. ship in any way.” The U.S. Navy confirms no damage was done to the destroyer. bit.ly/2qztN46,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 68
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14/04/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, US
  • Keywords: Black Sea
  • Outlet: Vesti.ru
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Three darkskinned U.S. soldiers tried to pull a 19-year old…

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Disproof

No evidence given. The claims have been highlighted by the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia as disinformation with the aim to undermine public trust in NATO and troops of allied forces bit.ly/2p3IpIR, . A Polish blogger has also tried to find the victim and the perpetrators, but they don't seem to exist bit.ly/2qyZUkO, . We have seen fake accusations similar to this before on several occations bit.ly/2mBBvKE, .

The April 13 ruling of the European Court of Human…

The April 13 ruling of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) that the Russian authorities had violated the European Convention on Human Rights during the September 2004 Beslan school hostage crisis, due to the use of heavy weapons, is absolutely groundless.

Disproof

The ECHR had described the use of several types of heavy weaponry during the hostage crisis, including T-72 tanks, rocket-propelled grenades and, most importantly, RPO-A Shmel missiles. While the Russian authorities had initially denied the use of RPO-A missiles during the hostage crisis, Deputy Prosecutor-General Nikolai Shepel admitted in July, 2005, that Russian special forces had fired RPO-A Shmel rockets into the school. As the ECHR noted, the Russian Federal Forensic Center produced a report in December, 2005, which included testimony from army and Federal Security Service (FSB), who had said that at least five RPO-A missiles had been fired during the operation. Further debunking at Polygraph.info bit.ly/2p8zfeS, .

Last year there were more than 600 rape attempts in…

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Disproof

There are no statistics on attempts of rape on the website of the National Crime Prevention Center. Sweden does have 63.5 reported rape incidents per 100,000 citizens, however, this is attributable to differences in how a country reports crime. In Sweden, each case of sexual violence is reported as a separate incident, for example, if someone says they were raped by a partner every day for a fortnight, officers will record 14 potential crimes. In other countries, the claim could be logged as a single incident. The definition of rape is also broader in Sweden than it is elsewhere.
bit.ly/2msiGYT, . It is a well-known pro-Kremlin narrative about Sweden that it is a country in moral decay.