The drone attack on Saudi oil facilities was a false flag operation, orchestrated by Saudi Arabia

Summary

The drone attack on Saudi oil facilities was a false flag operation orchestrated by Saudi Arabia, Israel and US neo-conservatives close to former National Security Adviser John Bolton in order to sabotage US President Trump’s efforts to engage in dialogue with Iran.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about secret élites with a bellicose agenda that seek to manipulate US foreign policy.

Conspiracy theory. No evidence is provided.

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  • Reported in: Issue 165
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/09/2019
  • Language/target audience: Italian
  • Country: US, Iran, Israel, Saudi Arabia
  • Keywords: Secret elites / global elites
  • Outlet: Sputnik Italia
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Moldova refuses to support the Ukrainian plan to stop the transit of Russian gas

Chisinau refused to play with Ukraine against Russia. Moldova refuses to support the Ukrainian plan to stop the transit of Russian gas.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative blaming Ukraine for the disruption of gas talks between Russia and Ukraine and plans to cut gas transit from Russia to the EU.

There is no official position in Chisinau that would deny support to Kyiv. The Ukraine - Russia gas transit contract expires in January 2020. In this context, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Maia Sandu, said that there is a risk that from January 1, 2020 the Republic of Moldova will remain without Russian gas, if Ukraine will prohibit its transit on its territory. This specified that Chisinau has solutions in case of cessation.

Russia may stop the Americanisation of Ukraine

There is only one way to stop the Americanisation of Ukraine: to issue Russian passports to all Ukrainian citizens. This will be the end for the existence of the country.

Disproof

This is another Kremlin narrative that Ukraine is under the full control of the United States. Ukraine is a sovereign state whose territorial integrity and independence is recognised by both the United States and the European Union. The EU and the US do not control Ukraine.

Ukraine itself has chosen the western course of development by joining the Eastern Partnership program for cooperation with the European Union, the Association Agreement with the EU, creating a free trade zone, liberalising the visa regime with the EU, developing the energy sector and maintaining stability, security in the region and much more.

EU wants to create its own army to defend against the US

In the European Union, they thought about creating their own unified army to confront the United States. The EU feels threatened by the Americans, says the report of the European Court of Auditors and the EU’s own army will be designed to protect it from all directions, especially the USA.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the possible European armyIn the report of the European Court of Auditors, cited by the Russian media, there is not a single mention that the European Union, through the creation of the unified army, is allegedly preparing to defend itself from the United States. Instead, the first paragraph emphasises that the impetus for the development of defence in the EU was given by Russian aggression against Ukraine. It stipulates that the annexation of Crimea by Russia, the development of transatlantic relations, the strengthening and diversification of security threats and the return of competition between leading states have given a new impetus to EU defence cooperation.

Moreover, the report emphasises that before the start of Russian aggression in Ukraine, the collective defence spending of the EU member states was declining from year to year, and the trend towards an increase in spending appeared only relatively recently. For the next six years, the period from 2021 to 2027, the European Commission proposes to increase funding for foreign policy and defence initiatives to 22.5 billion euros. For comparison, from 2014 to 2020, the amount was 2.8 billion euros.