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.

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  • Reported in: Issue 69
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/05/2017
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: 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,

The EU is robbing Ukraine's soil and resources

The EU is robbing Ukraine’s soil and resources. // There is a junta/fascist regime in Ukraine.

Disproof

No evidence given, often repeated disinformation. // The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction of large parts of the Ukrainian population to former President Yanukovych’s sudden departure from the Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013. The total number of members of radical groups, e.g. the "Right Sector", never amounted to more than a few hundred to a maximum of a thousand people bit.ly/1Tl9X7W, . The 2014 presidential election in Ukraine was a genuine election largely in line with international commitments and respecting fundamental freedoms, despite the hostile security environment in two eastern regions of the country bit.ly/1hqcDuR, . Similarly, Ukraine’s local elections in October 2015 were competitive and generally showed respect for the democratic process bit.ly/1VUL9V5, .