Disinfo: The US has sparked a conflict in Ukraine to disrupt the deal between Putin and Merkel over the long-term supply of Russian gas to the EU and replace it with the American shale gas

Summary

The conflict in Ukraine broke out because the US was interested in the market. Putin has concluded a 25-year agreement with Merkel on the supply of oil and gas. Naturally, the US had an excess of shale gas, of inadequate quality, and it was necessary to create a hotbed of tension.

 

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, no evidence given. The EU continues buying Russian natural gas.

 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 85
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/10/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine, US, Germany
  • Keywords: Energy, War in Ukraine, Vladimir Putin, Euromaidan, Angela Merkel
  • Outlet: Vremya pokazhet @Pervyi kanal, 40.20
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The US first created Daesh, and now it is destroying the UN by eliminating UNESCO

It was the US who created Daesh. […] International law doesn’t exist to the US. The US is also destroying one of the leading international organisations – UNESCO. It is immoral and mean to the international cultural community.The US is now destroying the UN.

Disproof

Repeating recurring conspiracy on the US creating Daesh.

No evidence given that the US would seek to destroy the UN. On October 12, 2017, the Department of State notified UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova of the U.S. decision to withdraw from the organization and to seek to establish a permanent observer mission to UNESCO.

During the Chechen war, Moscow did not use bomber aircraft; moreover, many of its soldiers did not even have weapons

Never say that Russia bombed Grozny from the air. Nobody [in the Russian Army] used Air Forces against Chechnya.

Disproof

The Second Chechen War began on 23 September 1999 with massive Russian air
strikes. In the First Chechen War, Russian Air Force operations concentrated on achieving control
of the air, directly supporting Russian ground forces, and attacking rebels in the foothills and
mountains of southern Chechnya. Aside from the very brief initial campaign against the
Chechen Air Force, Russian airpower played a minor supporting role to ground forces during
the First Chechen War, achieving only limited tactical successes. During the Second Chechen
War, Russian commanders used airpower extensively, with mixed results.

More: Russian Airpower in the Second Chechen War (School of Advanced Military Studies)

People started destroying each other because the USSR disappeared and couldn’t prevent wars any more

While there were two systems in the world, the communist camp headed by the USSR and the capitalist camp headed by the West, the USSR did not allow the United States to “liberate” countries, and the people to kill each other in such large quantities. Then the USSR disappeared and it became possible to “liberate” anybody, and, in this “safe” world, people started to destroy each other.

 

Disproof

No evidence given of the conflicts that the USSR would have prevented. The total number of victims of the Soviet regime is millions of people killed both inside the USSR - during repressions, and outside the USSR - during the wars that Moscow conducted. For example, during the Soviet invasion and occupation of Afghanistan (1979-1989) at least one million civilians were killed.