The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) is the Swedish…

Summary

The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) is the Swedish Armed Forces’ informal press department and their report about Russian influence operations in Sweden should be taken with a grain of salt.

Disproof

The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) is an independent institute and a platform for research and information on foreign affairs and international relations. The news outlet cited in Sputnik is an outlet, which is often echoing pro-Kremlin narratives. The report can be found here bit.ly/2imcJxy,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 54
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11/01/2017
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: Russia, Sweden
  • Keywords: Military
  • Outlet: Sputnik
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Russia annexed Crimea in order to save the population of…

Russia annexed Crimea in order to save the population of this Ukrainian peninsula from the threat of a civil war and massive destruction, as happened later in Donbas, the East of Ukraine.

Disproof

The annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation took place in February-March 2014, almost two months before the pro-Russian protests in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts escalated into an armed separatist insurgency bbc.in/1FfegIv, . // The situation in Ukraine has been under the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court preliminary examination since 25 April 2014. In their Report on Preliminary Examination Activities 2016, they state that “the information available suggests that the situation within the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol amounts to an international armed conflict between Ukraine and the Russian Federation. This international armed conflict began at the latest on 26 February when the Russian Federation deployed members of its armed forces to gain control over parts of the Ukrainian territory without the consent of the Ukrainian Government https://www.icc-cpi.int/iccdocs/otp/161114-otp-rep-PE_ENG.pdf.

Ukraine has doubled or even tripled its gas consumption due…

Ukraine has doubled or even tripled its gas consumption due to severe winter temperatures and may in fact not have enough for the entire winter season.

Disproof

According to Ukraine’s state gas company Naftogaz, Ukraine’s 2016 gas consumption decreased by 19% compared to last year and by 45% compared to 2014.Further debinking at StopFake bit.ly/2jQoV7x, .

According to a poll on the German Focus magazine, the…

According to a poll on the German Focus magazine, the anti-immigrant AfD would win 70% of the vote in a Bundestag were the general election held this Sunday.

Disproof

The – unrepresentative - poll on the linked website measures AfD’s support currently at 2%