Disinfo: The escalation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was prompted by US...

Summary

The escalation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was prompted by US Secretary of State, John Kerry’s visit to Azerbaijan.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, no evidence given.

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  • Reported in: Issue 23
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/04/2016
  • Outlet language(s)
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Azerbaijan, US
  • Keywords: Nagorno-Karabakh, John Kerry
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The current government of Ukraine came to power in a...

The current government of Ukraine came to power in a coup against the state.

Disproof

Repeating already debunked disinformation. The demonstrations which began in Kiev in November 2013 were born out of Ukrainians' own desire for a closer relationship with the European Union, and their frustration when former President Yanukovych halted progress toward that goal as a result of Russian pressure (bit.ly/1Ri9ldy), . The Yanukovych government
lost its legitimacy following the brutal crackdown it ordered
on peaceful protesters (bit.ly/1Tl9X7W), . The current government is fully legitimate.

Ukraine is part of the Russian world and Russia and...

Ukraine is part of the Russian world and Russia and will never be an independent nation.

Disproof

Repeating an already debunked myth. Ukraine is a sovereign nation and has made its own sovereign choices.

The Panama Papers Scandal is a provocation against Russia

The Panama Papers Scandal is a provocation against Russia and demonstrates Western Russophobia.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory. The Panama files revealed the offshore holdings of 140 politicians and public officials from around the world. Western political leaders and public figures were similarly implicated in the scandal (bit.ly/1RxRnbx), .