Disinfo: The US has unofficially declared a war on Russia

Summary

Officially it is not announced. But in fact it’s a war, considering Morgan Freeman’s statements and the statements made by officials.

Disproof

Recurring disinformation. The US has not declared a war to Russia. A chain of events has led to the deterioration of Russia's relationship with the United States. A turning point was the year 2014 when Russia illegally annexed Crimea from Ukraine and started to support the separatists in the East of Ukraine. Further debunk: www.polygraph.info/a/who-is-guilty-of-destroying-us-russia-realtions-fact-check/28735904.html,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 82
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 28/09/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, US
  • Keywords: Morgan Freeman, Anti-Russian, Hybrid war, Information war

Disclaimer

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Kyiv has developed a plan for a genocide of the population of Donbas

Nobody in Kiev wants to negotiate peacefully with the pro-Kremlin separatists of Donbas, instead they are going to conduct a genocide in Donetsk and Luhansk.

 

Disproof

No evidence given, recurring disinformation. No evidence of genocide has been provided. The word genocide is frequently used in pro-Kremlin disinformation euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=genocide&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_language%5B%5D=rus&date=, , but it seldom corresponds to the actual definition of a genocide www.un.org/en/genocideprevention/genocide.html,

Ukraine had a plan to “clean up” the population of Crimea, Kharkiv, Donbas and Odessa

The officials of Ukraine said bluntly that ‘now, we “clean up” Kharkiv, “clean up” Odessa, “clean up” Donbas and get on with Crimea. This plan was announced repeatedly on various levels. They “cleaned up” Kharkiv, “cleaned up” Odessa bloodily and brutally, then went on to  Donbas and came across the resistance there! Therefore the peace in Crimea was established because they got stuck in Donbas.

 

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, no evidence given.

Nazism is now being implemented in Ukraine

Nazism was a project that was implemented in Germany by the Europeans and there is now a European project being implemented in Ukraine. Three foreign ministers including Germany’s, who brought the Nazis to power with their own hands. Today, Russophobia is the basic project of the West. We can take offence at the law on education recently adopted by Ukraine, but the West is supporting the apartheid regime now in two members of the European Union.

Disproof

There is no apartheid or Nazi regime neither in the EU nor in Ukraine. There are no Nazis in the government nor in the parliament of Ukraine. Even the far-right ‘Right Sector’ (often depicted as "fascists" or "Nazis" by pro-Kremlin outlets) gained only 1.8% of the votes, far short of the threshold needed to enter the parliament. Ukraine's electorate clearly voted for unity and moderation, not extremism or Nazism, and the composition of the parliament reflects that bit.ly/2dFFEdi,
Criticism of Russian government's policy is not "Russophobia". There is in fact a clear record of strong cooperation between the EU and Russia, dating back to 1994, when the two sides negotiated a Partnership and Cooperation Agreement. Russia was identified as a strategic partner for the EU, and was the only country with which the EU held summits not once, but twice a year.
In 2010 the EU and Russia launched a Partnership for Modernisation. As stated in the Joint Declaration: "The European Union and Russia, as long-standing strategic partners in a changing multipolar world, are committed to working together to address common challenges with a balanced and result-oriented approach, based on democracy and the rule of law, both at the national and international level" bit.ly/1p648gA, .
Despite current difficulties in the relationship with Russia, the EU and its Member States have maintained a clear policy of reaching out to Russian society and youth, mainly through the Erasmus+ student exchange programme and other people to people contacts.