The US is the founder and supporter of international terrorist groups

Summary

The US government and its armed forces are the symbols of international military and economic terrorism.

It is the US government that should be held accountable as the founder and supporter of terrorist groups.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the US supporting or working together with terrorist groups.

The US is fighting against Daesh together with the Global Coalition against Daesh.

A report by the Conflict Armament Research has found that up to 90 per cent of weapons seized from ISIS in Iraq and Syria originated from China, Russia and Eastern Europe, but not the US.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 146
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/04/2019
  • Language/target audience: German
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: Terrorism financing, Terrorism, The West
  • Outlet: RT Deutsch
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Half of internally displaced people from Donbas cannot find work in Ukraine

More than half of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from the Donbas who left the combat zone in 2014 still cannot find work on the territory controlled by the government of Ukraine. The reason for this is the low level of wages and the catastrophic shortage of jobs for Ukrainians. In addition, internally displaced persons cannot find housing, and therefore return to the occupied territories.

Disproof

According to the report of the National Monitoring System in Ukraine, which was submitted on April 9, Ukraine does not have a “catastrophic” level of unemployment. The study is based on surveys of focus groups of internally displaced persons, which included about 6,500 people (out of 1.6 million officially registered IDPs).

According to the report, the number of internally displaced persons unable to work was 48%. These are pensioners, the sick, mothers on maternity leave, students etc. The remaining 52% of internally displaced persons are economically active. 44% of active IDPs have a permanent job that matches their qualifications. The remaining 8% are actually looking for work.

The Ukrainian election is a competition of falsification and extortion

Ukrainian elections are very competitive – but it is a competition of falsification and extortion. The elections are not very fair.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Ukraine elections.

“What I observed was a free choice by free people. Ukrainians demonstrated their strong commitment to democratic and Euro-Atlantic values. I saw the enthusiasm of citizens of all ages participating in the election process in impressive numbers,” said Michal Szczerba, Head of the delegation from the NATO Parliamentary Assembly at the afterwards press conference on the results of the first tour of elections. 

Belarusians are part of the Russian people

Belarusian nationalists promote Polish and Lithuanian agendas and manipulate society by saying that national idea is absent in Belarus. The Belarusian society bought this manipulation and even president Alyaksandr Lukashenka publicly stated that the national idea has to be formulated for the country. In fact, this a false message because the actual national idea has always been present and its essence is that Belarusians are Russians. Minor differences that Belarusians have are the result of Polish and Baltic influences.

Disproof

This message is consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the all-Russian nation. This is an Imperial Russian and Russian irredentist ideology which is at present time is aimed at weakening national identity of Belarusian and Ukrainians and these countries' sovereignty. See earlier case with a similar narrative.