Disinfo: Slovakia, as the only country in the NATO, will be buying Russia’s armoured vehicles

Summary

Slovakia plans to buy Russian armoured vehicle Tygr on a regular basis. It was announced by Denis Trifonov from the Military industry company.

Disproof

Both Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Defence of Slovakia have denied this claim as disinformation. See more here: https://www.omediach.com/hoaxy/item/11896-ministerstva-popreli-tvrdenie-rusov-a-hlavnych-sprav-o-nakupe-ruskych-obrnenych-vozidiel-tiger

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 85
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/10/2017
  • Language/target audience: Czech
  • Country: Slovakia, Russia
  • Keywords: NATO

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Slovakia, as the only country in the NATO, will be buying Russia’s armoured vehicles

Slovakia plans to buy Russian armoured vehicle Tygr on a regular basis. It was announced by Denis Trifonov from the Military industry company.

Disproof

Both Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Defence of Slovakia have denied this claim as disinformation. See more here: www.omediach.com/hoaxy/item/11896-ministerstva-popreli-tvrdenie-rusov-a-hlavnych-sprav-o-nakupe-ruskych-obrnenych-vozidiel-tiger,

EU is preparing new visas for Serbians – this is the end of integration

The proposal of the European Commission, adopted by the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, to introduce authorisation for citizens from the Western Balkans countries travelling to the Schengen area sounds like abolishing the visa-free regime through the back door.

Disproof

The European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) is not a visa. A visa free traveller does obviously not need a visa to enter the Schengen area, and ETIAS will not change this. ETIAS will be an automated IT system created to identify any risks associated with a visa-exempt visitor travelling to the Schengen Area. This concerns citizens of all visa free countries, currently over 60 countries including the US and Canada.

ETIAS is expected to be operational as of 2020, pending the adoption in the European Parliament and Council.

The relationship between Russia and the EU worsened after the EU imposed anti-Russian sanctions

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker told in his speech at a university in Luxembourg that the relationship between Russia and the EU worsened after the EU imposed anti-Russian sanctions.

Disproof

The original version of La Libre states that the relationship between the EU and Russia worsened after the annexation of Crimea by Russia, and that the crisis in Ukraine was the reason for imposing the sanctions.