Disinfo: Stuffed Hitler Doll on sale in Ukraine

Summary

Ukrainian children in Lviv were offered to play with a knitted doll of Adolf Hitler. The advert is published on the Olx.ua website in the cathegory “Toys. Lviv”.

Disproof

Recurring pro-kremlin disinformation on Ukraine and Nazis. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=ukraine&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77101&date=, The hyperlink mentioned by the media send the reader to the Olx general site. According to StopFake, a search of the site using Ukraina.ru’s description of the toy comes up with the response “nothing found to match your description”. Lenta.ru claims the Olx site deleted the announcement for the toy on July 25, but it can still be found in Google cache. Google however draws a blank.

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  • Reported in: Issue 116
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25/07/2018
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Adolf Hitler
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Finland and Sweden are being dragged into NATO structures

There is a cyber operation centre deployed in Finland with the help of the US.

Finland and Sweden are being dragged into NATO structures. An agreement was signed in May providing for their full-fledged participation in NATO drills and for possible use of its troops and weapons control systems. In exchange, NATO has been granted unimpeded access to the airspace and territorial waters of these countries.

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Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on NATO. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77118&date=, The comments by the Russian Minister of Defence, Sergei Shoygu, in Moscow on Tuesday with regard to Finland’s and Sweden’s cooperation with NATO contain a number of inaccuracies and factual errors, Finnish defence ministry responded: www.defmin.fi/en/topical/press_releases/comments_by_russian_defence_minister_sergei_shoygu_on_finland_s_and_sweden_s_nato_cooperation_inaccurate.9414.news, Finland has not set up any cyber-operation centre with the assistance of the United States, as Shoygu indicates. Instead, Finland hosts a multinational European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats, which was established in 2017. In his speech, Shoygu also refers to a treaty signed between Finland, Sweden and NATO in May. There is in fact no such treaty. In May 2018, Finland, Sweden and US signed a Trilateral Statement of Intent on defence cooperation. Finland does not participate fully in NATO exercises nor does it have full access to NATO’s command-and-control system, contrary to what Shoygu claims. Moreover, NATO does not have unrestricted access to Finland’s airspace and territorial waters. Any foreign vessels or aircraft wishing to enter Finland’s territory must have authorisation from the relevant authority, which in Finland is the Defence Forces. Such authorisation is always case-specific and subject to national discretion. Shoygu is incorrect in saying that Finland is being pulled into NATO. Finland’s position on its military non-alignment is clear and Finland makes its security policy choices independently. Swedish Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist has said that Shoygu's statement was misleading and that Nato countries still require "special permission" to enter Swedish territory. "Sweden is non-aligned militarily and we make our own decisions. This was an incorrect description," he told Swedish Radio. sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=2054&artikel=7012912,

Finland and Sweden are being dragged into NATO structures

There is a cyber operation centre deployed in Finland with the help of the US.

Finland and Sweden are being dragged into NATO structures. An agreement was signed in May providing for their full-fledged participation in NATO drills and for possible use of its troops and weapons control systems. In exchange, NATO has been granted unimpeded access to the airspace and territorial waters of these countries.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on NATO. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77118&date=, The comments by the Russian Minister of Defence, Sergei Shoygu, in Moscow on Tuesday with regard to Finland’s and Sweden’s cooperation with NATO contain a number of inaccuracies and factual errors, Finnish defence ministry responded: www.defmin.fi/en/topical/press_releases/comments_by_russian_defence_minister_sergei_shoygu_on_finland_s_and_sweden_s_nato_cooperation_inaccurate.9414.news, Finland has not set up any cyber-operation centre with the assistance of the United States, as Shoygu indicates. Instead, Finland hosts a multinational European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats, which was established in 2017. In his speech, Shoygu also refers to a treaty signed between Finland, Sweden and NATO in May. There is in fact no such treaty. In May 2018, Finland, Sweden and US signed a Trilateral Statement of Intent on defence cooperation. Finland does not participate fully in NATO exercises nor does it have full access to NATO’s command-and-control system, contrary to what Shoygu claims. Moreover, NATO does not have unrestricted access to Finland’s airspace and territorial waters. Any foreign vessels or aircraft wishing to enter Finland’s territory must have authorisation from the relevant authority, which in Finland is the Defence Forces. Such authorisation is always case-specific and subject to national discretion. Shoygu is incorrect in saying that Finland is being pulled into NATO. Finland’s position on its military non-alignment is clear and Finland makes its security policy choices independently. Swedish Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist has said that Shoygu's statement was misleading and that Nato countries still require "special permission" to enter Swedish territory. "Sweden is non-aligned militarily and we make our own decisions. This was an incorrect description," he told Swedish Radio. sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=2054&artikel=7012912,

The Russian military is open, friendly, and non-aggressive against foreign countries

The Western military bloc cannot stand Russia being an independent player in international politics and is trying to prevent this by boosting its military presence in Eastern Europe. In a contrast to NATO’s behaviour, Russia’s military “demonstrates openness, friendliness and the absence of any sort of aggression against foreign countries.

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