Disinfo: The crash of MH17 cannot be considered an act of…

Summary

The crash of MH17 cannot be considered an act of terrorism because neither the Dutch Safety Board nor the Joint Investigative Team have arrived at the conclusion the liner was shot down deliberately or that the equipment had been allegedly provided for this particular purpose.

Disproof

Further MH17-related obfuscation. The technical report of the Joint Investigative Team concluded that the missile that shot down MH17 was fired from a Russian vehicle that crossed into Ukraine and then back to Russia again afterwards: bit.ly/2d980Nz, . Recordings from intercepted phone calls and multiple eye-witnesses have substantiated their findings.bit.ly/2jqPAZu,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 62
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/03/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, The Netherlands
  • Keywords: Terrorism, MH17
  • Outlet: Ilya Rogachyov, director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Department for New Challenges and Threats, at the preliminary hearing on the Ukrainian lawsuit. Russia Today (RT)
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The government of Ukraine is destroying their own industry in…

The government of Ukraine is destroying their own industry in the interest of the EU, which does not need Ukrainian enterprises.

Disproof

No evidence given. The EU is supporting, not destabilising Ukraine, through one of the most ambitious reform programmes it has ever undertaken. The provisional application of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area offers Ukraine privileged access to a market of over 500 million consumers. The EU is helping, as both currently and historically the biggest international donor to Ukraine. It has proposed an overall support package of at least €11bn to help stabilise the economic and financial situation.

Ukraine is ruled by armed bandits

Ukraine is ruled by armed bandits.

Disproof

No evidence given. 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.

Ukraine is governed by nazis and a terrorist government

Ukraine is governed by nazis and a terrorist government.

Disproof

The reoccuring disinformation that Ukraine is ruled by nazis is disproven by the facts. The far-right Right Sector often depicted as "fascists" or nazis by pro-Kremlin outlets gained only 1.8% of the votes, far short of the threshold needed to enter parliament. bit.ly/2dFFEdi, // Miaistok is a notorious disinformation spreading outlet.