Disinfo: The US is conducting a ‘witch hunt’ as during the…

Summary

The US is conducting a ‘witch hunt’ as during the “McCarthyism, targeting those who sympathize with Russia.

Disproof

No evidence given.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 63
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12/03/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, US
  • Keywords: Anti-Russian

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Food riots and social unrest might be inevitable in Ukraine…

Food riots and social unrest might be inevitable in Ukraine if food ration cards will not be introduced.

Disproof

The story links to an economist who actually talks about introducing a program similar to the US food stamp program, should Ukraine discontinue subsidies and price regulation on certain foodstuffs. The American food stamps program helps poorer families with their food purchases. Further debunking at Stopfake. bit.ly/2mkY6OF,

The US is preparing to build a military base in…

The US is preparing to build a military base in Slovakia

Disproof

There are no plans to build an American military base in Slovakia.The articles are referring to the information stated on a webpage made to look like the webpage of the Slovak Public Procurement Office. The Slovak Ministry of Defence has stated that they are not in any negotiations with the U.S. about building a military base or centre in Slovakia. bit.ly/2nMvKc4, , bit.ly/2mkfsuO, .

Minsk agreements are just a Western tool to stop Russia…

Minsk agreements are just a Western tool to stop Russia from fulfilling its geopolitical mission in Ukraine.

Disproof

Minsk agreements were co-signed by Russia. // Their objective is to stop the war in Ukraine. // Ukraine is a sovereign and independent country, not Russia's vassal.