Disinfo: Soviet victory in WWII was “a symbol of the highest…

Summary

Soviet victory in WWII was “a symbol of the highest achievement of historical Russia in its confrontation with the collective West”.

Disproof

The Soviet Union was fighting Nazi Germany, which was also fought by the Allied Western countries - the USSR was not fighting a collective West. 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 69
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/05/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: USSR, Russia
  • Keywords: West, WWII

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The Council of Europe decision declares Abkhazia’s and South Ossetia’s…

The Council of Europe decision declares Abkhazia’s and South Ossetia’s fictitious attachment to Georgia, and makes an effort to place on Russia the responsibility for Georgia’s conflict-ridden relations with these republics, which never belonged to Georgia.

Disproof

The Council of Europe reiterates its support for Georgia in this document bit.ly/2qI5BAH, . Abkhazia and South Ossetia are historically integral parts of Georgia, and also Russia has recognized them as parts of Georgia in multiple international agreements, including numerous United Nations Security Council resolutions dating back to 1993. The narrative that they never belonged to Georgia is seemingly a new one. bit.ly/2pNQ39I,

Kyiv demands extradition of representatives of the EU

Kyiv demands extradition of representatives of the EU.

Disproof

Ukraine’s General Prosecutor’s Office (GPO), which is responsible for extraditions, said they had not received any requests for such an extradition from Ukrainian police, nor had they issued any extradition requests to EU authorities bit.ly/2r0YiQy, .