Disinfo: Unirea political block will transform the Moldovan society into a fascist one

Summary

The declared course of Unirea political block is equal to the transformation of the Moldovan society into a fascist one, in its Romanian variation.

 

Disproof

Recurring the narrative that all national parties campaigning for EU and NATO membership are fascists.

The ”Unirea” electoral bloc was announced publicly on January 15, 2020. It is created by 5 political groups that advocate for the union of the Republic of Moldova with Romania and, implicitly, for the accession to the EU and NATO. There is no mention, in public speeches at the event, about sympathies for fascism.

See here two cases in which the same label was put on Ukrainian parties.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue180
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/01/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Romania, Moldova
  • Keywords: Nazi/Fascist

Disclaimer

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Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative challenging Ukrainian statehood and its relations with NATO.

The claim first appeared on the TV channel Zvezda which is financed by the Russian Army. The claim was made by a representative of the so-called "LNR". The source claimed that there are documents that prove his statements, however, no such documents were presented.

Poland uses the lie about WWII to weaken Russia’s position on the international stage

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Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about Poland and the WW2. 

Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs recently released a statement reacting to false narratives presented by the Russian Federation about the causes and and course of the WW2. So did the Polish Parliament.

Soviet troops were not able to support the Warsaw Uprising

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Disproof

A common Soviet and Russian disinformation narrative trying to prove that Soviet troops could not have supported the Warsaw Uprising due to numerous objective reasons (such as the lack of necessary forces, overstretched supply lines, lack of communication with the Polish Home Army and the Polish Government in London, etc.). This message should be perceived as a part of the Kremlin’s policy of historical revisionism.

According to historian Norman Davies, there is a consensus among the majority of Polish and Western historians that it was a political decision of Stalin not to support the Uprising in order to let German troops destroy the forces of the Home Army (which tried to re-establish the independent Polish state). During the Uprising, Soviet Troops were situated in very close proximity to Warsaw, but they did not receive orders to assist. Moreover, the Soviet authorities hampered the flights of the British Royal Air Force supporting the Uprising (by not allowing Allied planes to land on the Soviet-controlled territory).