Disinfo: The current Ukrainian government has a plan of drowning Ukraine...

Summary

The current Ukrainian government has a plan of drowning Ukraine in blood.

Disproof

No evidence given. Ukraine is currently defending its territory against the Russian-backed separatists in Eastern Ukraine. According to international law, as a sovereign state, it has the right to do so.

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  • Reported in: Issue 60
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/02/2017
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine
  • Keywords: State oppression, War in Ukraine
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Kiev launched a special military operation in southeast Ukraine in...

Kiev launched a special military operation in southeast Ukraine in April 2014, after local residents refused to recognize the new Ukrainian authorities, which came to power as a result of a coup.

Disproof

The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has stated that “the information available suggests that the situation within the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol amounts to an international armed conflict between Ukraine and the Russian Federation. This international armed conflict began at the latest on 26 February when the Russian Federation deployed members of its armed forces to gain control over parts of the Ukrainian territory without the consent of the Ukrainian Government https://www.icc-cpi.int/iccdocs/otp/161114-otp-rep-PE_ENG.pdf.T he 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. According to the OSCE (of which Russia is a participating State) "the people of Ukraine had the opportunity to genuinely express their will at the ballot box" bit.ly/1hqcDuR, . Similarly, Ukraine’s local elections in October 2015 were competitive and generally showed respect for the democratic process bit.ly/1VUL9V5, .

The Swedish city of Malmö is plagued by crime due...

The Swedish city of Malmö is plagued by crime due to the high number of refugees, 50 murders were recorded during last year and the unemployment is 63%. There are official no-go zones where the police does not go.

Disproof

During last year, 12 - not 50 - murders were recorded in the city, which is in fact an unusually high number. There is no evidence that this has anything to do with refugees. The unemployment rate is not 63% - thats the employment rate, the unemployment is in fact 10,5%. The disinformation concerning no-go zones has been debunked before and is often repeated, there are no official no-go zones according to the Swedish authorities. Further debunking of that claim by Buzzfeed bzfd.it/2lBQfdQ, .

The Baltics and Ukraine belong to the ’Russian world’, so...

The Baltics and Ukraine belong to the ’Russian world’, so Moscow would make a pre-emptive strike against Europe if NATO puts its troops there.

Disproof

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as well as Ukraine are not part of a 'Russian world', they are sovereign and independent states of which the three first have joined NATO voluntarily. // Lithuania welcomed the NATO troops: bit.ly/2liobgr, and actually would like to see more of them because of Russia' aggresive behaviour: reut.rs/2loTWEp, // Latvia as well: bloom.bg/2lBVMkz, // Similarly in Estonia: bit.ly/2kerQeQ,