Disinfo: The US are blocking humanitarian aid in Syria

Summary

Somewhere 25 kilometers west of al-Tanf there are more than 50,000 Syrian refugees. The Center for Reconciliation was created as part of the Russian military group in Syria, which is in fact coordinating and directing the delivery of all humanitarian aid, humanitarian convoys — our Russian ones, U.N ones. These convoys go everywhere, but it is not working out in Rukban: the Americans do not allow them there – neither Syrian nor other convoys. The people are suffering.

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, .

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  • Reported in: Issue 93
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26/12/2017
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Syria, US, Russia
  • Keywords: humanitarian aid, Human rights, Syrian War

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Disproof

The new sexual consent law in Sweden does not mention migration at all. It is a legal instrument introduced in order to enable more rape and sexual assault cases to be prosecuted. - regardless of the ethnicity of the people involved. Under current Swedish law, the Swedish term for "rape" covers a multitude of sexual offences that may or may not have occured under threat or violent circumstances. Under the new sexual consent law, due to be legislated during 2018, perpetrators may be prosecuted even without the presence of violence or the threat of violence. As the Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven said in a press conference, "It should be obvious. Sex should be voluntary. If it is not voluntary, then it is illegal." "If you are unsure, then refrain!"

Estonia and Lithuania seek to improve relations with Russia without preconditions

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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/, .

Citizens of Ukraine are deported from the EU in masses

Ukrainians are deported from the EU in masses, and these figures have only been growing since the launch of the visa-free regime.

Disproof

The figures presented in the disinforming article do not provide any evidence to the claim about mass deportation. The numbers in the article refer to a period from April to June in 2017, when visa-free travel for Ukrainian citizens entered into force on 11 June 2017. The disinforming outlet Ria Novosti refers to "international media", when in fact the source is Rossiiskie Vesti, another outlet frequently spreading disinformation. It also refers to the data of the EU agency Frontex. According to the latest available data from June-October 2017, there were no fundamental changes in the amount of illegal border crossings between Ukraine and the EU. frontex.europa.eu/trends-and-routes/migratory-routes-map/, Further debunking at Stopfake.org www.stopfake.org/fejk-grazhdan-ukrainy-massovo-deportiruyut-iz-es-i-izrailya/, .

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