Disinfo: The downing of flight MH17 was a false-flag operation prepared…

Summary

The downing of flight MH17 was a false-flag operation prepared in order to discredit Russia. Its investigation by an international committee of experts was manipulated.

Disproof

Often re-occuring disinformation, both regarding the MH17 case but also claims about false flag operations in several other situations such as Syria gas attacks for example bit.ly/2pkPadA, .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 71
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27/05/2017
  • Language/target audience: Czech
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: MH17
  • Outlet: protiproud.parlamentnilisty.cz

Disclaimer

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Ukraine is destroying people based on their ethnic origin

Ukraine is destroying people based on their ethnic origin.

Disproof

There were never any confirmed reports of any ethnic Russians being threatened in Ukraine; only allegations perpetuated by pro-Kremlin outlets. The new Ukrainian government has placed a priority on peace and reconciliation from the outset.