Disinfo: The virus Wanna Cry’s attack was backed by the National…

Summary

The virus Wanna Cry’s attack was backed by the National Security Agency of the US in order to camouflage its activity all over the world and to blame Russia.

Disproof

No evidence given. The investigation is still ongoing bit.ly/2qfUA6N, .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 70
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/05/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, US
  • Keywords: Cyber, NSA
  • Outlet: ‘Mesto vstrechi’ (10:00)
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is advocating cutting off the Donbas…

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is advocating cutting off the Donbas area of Ukraine and building a wall to separate it from Ukraine.

Disproof

In fact, Petro Poroshenko has said precisely the opposite: “There is an offer to cut off these lands, give them to Putin, build a wall, forget about the Donbas, because we will never get it back … These are not propositions that I could ever consider." bit.ly/2sNtOmr,

Germany and Italy want to take control of Libya-Niger border…

Germany and Italy want to take control of Libya-Niger border to stem flow of migrants.

Disproof

No evidence given. The EU Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM) in Libya is not a German-Italian initiative, but an EU presence. It is in the area to support the government in managing their border with full agreement of Libyan authorities bit.ly/2rIEq6e, . The Mission's current staff ceiling is 23 internationals (bit.ly/2rntEVf), .

The laboratories in Yerevan, Gyumri and Ijevan which opened in…

The laboratories in Yerevan, Gyumri and Ijevan which opened in 2016 with the funding provided by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency of the US Department of Defense have dual function and may create biological weapons.

Disproof

No evidence given. Similar disinformation has been spread about South Caucasus countries previously (see e.g issue 13 of the Disinfo Review, issue 40, issue 62). Both the Ministry of Health and the US Embassy in Yerevan denied the information: bit.ly/2q9OqnX, , bit.ly/2q3auEy, .