The Russian military is open, friendly, and non-aggressive against foreign countries

Summary

The Western military bloc cannot stand Russia being an independent player in international politics and is trying to prevent this by boosting its military presence in Eastern Europe. In a contrast to NATO’s behaviour, Russia’s military “demonstrates openness, friendliness and the absence of any sort of aggression against foreign countries.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 116
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/07/2018
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: Eastern Ukraine
  • Outlet: Russia Today (RT)
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The US do not want to present any evidence about Russian cyber interference

No evidence about Russia’s cyber interference.

Disproof

The Russian Foreign Ministry’s statement was a response to the Microsoft announcement on August 20 that the company has moved to seize control over six internet domains affiliated with the Russian military intelligence. There are multiple publicly available reports by different governments and non-government cyber security firms worldwide. These reports offer detailed forensic analyses unveiling the cyber espionage and criminal hacking activities of the group as well as demonstrating their affiliation with the Russian military intelligence/Russian government. The groups’ multiple nicknames have been revealed, they include Pawn Storm, Fancy Bear, APT28, Sofacy, STRONTIUM and others. For more, read www.polygraph.info/a/fact-check-russia-cyber-espionage-microsoft/29447856.html,

UN Supports Disinformation Campaign About White Helmets

The United Nations Office (UNO) participated in the evacuation of the White Helmets, the UNO confirmed their involvement in these events. The UNHCR thereby supports the disinformation campaign [in Syria], arranged by these ‘fearless humanitarian workers.’

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on the White Helmets. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77488&date=,

In July, 422 rescue workers from Syrian Civil Defense, better known as the White Helmets, were evacuated to Jordan ahead of advancing pro-Assad forces. The workers and their family members received support from the United Nations agency for refugees (UNHCR) and are seeking asylum in several countries. The main reason for the evacuation is that the rescuers fear reprisals at the hands of the government, which has labeled them “terrorist collaborators.”