Estonia and Lithuania seek to improve relations with Russia without preconditions

Summary

President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite, and the Foreign Minister of Estonia Sven Mikser have both stated that they are seeking to improve relations with Russia, as is the European Union. Grybauskaite had no preconditions for cooperation with Russia.

Disproof

Both politicians' statements were distorted. President Grybauskaite emphasized in the interview that "the abandonment of the occupied territories, less aggression, lack of interest in manifesting power ... .., influence on elections in our countries ... will make possible cooperation with all our neighbours". The Foreign Minister stated in the cited interview that: "Both Estonia and the EU as a whole are interested in good relations with Russia. To improve relations, it is necessary to restore the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine. We can not be blind to the fact that Russia in the most serious manner violates international law in Ukraine. No democratic state is ready to recognize in the 21st century the change of borders by armed means. "

Read the full debunk at Stopfake.org www.stopfake.org/fejk-evrosoyuz-stremitsya-uluchshit-otnosheniya-s-rossiej-lyuboj-tsenoj/, .

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  • Reported in: Issue 93
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25/12/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Estonia, Lithuania, EU
  • Keywords: EU, Cold War
  • Outlet: Argumenti y fakti, Ukraina.ru
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Disproof

Recurring disinformation related to the MH17 tragedy. According to the Insider, satellite imagery used as proof in Rossiya-1’s broadcast in fact contradicts the testimony of an interviewee in the very same broadcast; the person in question claims to be an eyewitness of Ukrainian troop movements in Donbas during the days around the tragedy. On top of that, the claims made by the alleged eyewitness entirely contradict the results in Bellingcat’s open source investigation referred to above. Read more on our website.

The Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team, has concluded that a BUK missile, which had been transported into Ukraine from Russian territory, killed the innocent passengers on board the Malaysian Airlines flight.

The US are blocking humanitarian aid in Syria

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Disproof

No evidence to suggest that the US would be blocking humanitarian aid. Already debunked disinformation euvsdisinfo.eu/report/the-us-blocks-humanitarian-aid-in-syria/, , www.polygraph.info/a/us-tanf-syria-russia-rukban/28886915.html, .

The American coalition against ISIS has only recently started to openly report on their activities

The information department of the Russian Defense Ministry and the General Staff have practically daily informed the public after almost every missile/bomb attack on the terrorists in Syria. The American coalition against ISIS also started to inform about eight months ago, they  provide a summary. Of course, the difference is fundamental. They [do it] from time to time, but we [do it] on a daily basis.

Disproof

The U.S.-led coalition’s mission against Islamic State, called the Combined Joint Task Force “Operation Inherent Resolve,” started releasing information on every airstrike in January 1, 2015 www.inherentresolve.mil/Portals/14/Documents/Strike%20Releases/2015/01January/1%20Jan%20Strike%20Release.pdf?ver=2017-01-13-131049-843, , not “eight months ago,” and the reports are as detailed as it gets -- not “summaries,” as Gerasimov claims.

The coalition's “Strike Release” reports have been issued and published on a daily basis, not “from time to time,” as Gerasimov says. Every day of “Operation Inherent Resolve” since January 2015 to the present has been accounted for transparently, and the reports are available to the public. www.inherentresolve.mil/News/Strike-Releases/, . Further debunking at Polygraph www.polygraph.info/a/russia-syria-us/28944455.html,