“Russian threat” serves as a pretext for the operation Atlantic…

Summary

“Russian threat” serves as a pretext for the operation Atlantic Resolve to enable an attack against Russia.

Disproof

Atlantic Resolve is a demonstration of continued U.S. commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America's dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region in light of the Russian intervention in Ukraine. There is no evidence that the intension is to attack Russia, who has vastly superior forces.bit.ly/2bFynsP, , bit.ly/2h8GMc7,

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  • Reported in: Issue 56
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 18/01/2017
  • Language/target audience: Czech
  • Country: Russia, The West
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  • Outlet: Protiproud
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Volyn and Vinnitsa may secede from Ukraine, according to commander…

Volyn and Vinnitsa may secede from Ukraine, according to commander of a battalion of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Anatoly Vinogrodsky.

Disproof

In fact, Mr. Vinogrodsky did not mention secession at all. At a press conference on 16 January 2017, he questioned the necessity of granting special status to Donbas, pointing out the discontent of other regions with the fact that their taxes go towards paying the tariffs on Donbas, and who should, by this logic, also demand special status. The entire video from the press conference is available here: bit.ly/2k8shUg, .

There was a coup d’etat in Ukraine

There was a coup d’etat in Ukraine. The current Ukrainian government is illegitimate.

Disproof

Democratic, competitive and generally well-organised presidential and parliamentary elections were held in 2014 and local elections in 2015. The EU welcomed this progress. The OSCE, which observed all these elections on the ground, characterised the Presidential elections as showing the "clear resolve of the authorities to hold what was a genuine election largely in line with international commitments and with a respect for fundamental freedoms."