The Istanbul Convention comes to destroy the traditional Armenian family

Summary

The Istanbul Convention comes to destroy our traditional family. The purpose of the Istanbul Convention is not to prevent violence against women. It is a lie; it is aimed at protecting the LGBT community. They want to bring satanism, an abomination. All this is unacceptable. This is the final stage of the genocide. We’re not going to give up our country to the devils.

Disproof

This message is consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the morally corrupt West and threatened traditional values plus the West as a threat to and promoter of sodomy and satanism.

The Istanbul Convention (the Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence) is a treaty of the Council of Europe that opens the path for creating a legal framework at pan-European level to protect women against all forms of violence, and prevent, prosecute and eliminate violence against women and domestic violence.

The Armenian Ministry of Justice clarifies that the Convention does not threaten Armenia's traditional values. The Convention only states that traditions, cultures and religion cannot justify violence against women. In addition, the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe provided an opinion, that "there are no provisions in that Convention that could be said to “contradict” the Constitution of Armenia".

More manipulations of the Istanbul Convention can be read here and a similar case can be consulted here.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 171
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 01/11/2019
  • Language/target audience: Armenian
  • Country: Armenia
  • Keywords: Western values, Conspiracy
  • Outlet: News.am
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Ukraine was created by Joseph Stalin

Do you know who created your country? It [Ukraine] was created by Stalin, whom you hate.

Disproof

Pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the history of Ukraine and Ukrainian statehood.

The history of Ukraine dates back to the times of the Kyivan Rus’ in the IX-XIII centuries. As a nation-state, Ukraine was formed during the XVI-XIX centuries when it was divided by major European states: the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (Rzeczpospolita) and the Austro-Hungarian and Russian empires. However, in the middle of the XVII century, parts of Ukraine's territories received independence from Poland and created an independent Cossacks Hetmanate. Later, it signed a military and political cooperation deal with Moscow, which was then used by Russian rulers to deprive Hetmanate of its sovereign rights.

Ukraine is doing everything to disrupt the transit of gas for the benefit of the US

Naftogaz is doing everything to disrupt the talks and to put an end to a new contract.

This strange behaviour forces Russian analysts to suppose that the Ukrainian company is acting against the national interests because of direct instructions from Washington. The latter does not want a competitive European gas market and, therefore, does not need a Ukrainian gas transmission system.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative blaming Ukraine for the disruption of the gas talks between Russia and Ukraine and plans to cut gas transit from Russia to the EU. Mixed in there is another often encountered pro-Kremlin disinformation claim blaming the US for trying to monopolise the EU gas market.

Ukraine has made it clear that it is interested in and ready to continue the transit of gas from Russia to the EU. On 19 September 2019, during the third round of trilateral gas talks between the EU, Ukraine, and Russia, the Ukrainian delegation confirmed its willingness to sign a new contract for the duration of 10 years under the EU law. Ukraine’s Naftogaz handed over a draft interconnection agreement and a draft standard transmission agreement to Gazprom. Naftogaz reaffirmed its willingness to sign a new contract during the fourth round of negotiations held in Brussels on 28 October.