The West and its allies are lobbying for and legitimising perversion

Summary

The West and its allies are lobbying for perversion, degeneration and, moreover, are legitimising it.

Disproof

This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative aimed at portraying Europe as immoral, degenerate, and a threat to traditional values (e.g., as a promoter of sodomy). The narrative of 'threatened values' is one of the most common narratives used by pro-Kremlin outlets.

Find more examples of similar disinformation cases here.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 155
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/06/2019
  • Language/target audience: Armenian
  • Country: Armenia, Europe, The West
  • Keywords: Religion, Western values, Perversion
  • Outlet: Iravunk.com
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Poland is a country with the highest social inequality in the EU

As a result of the market reforms of the 1990s, Poland lost its chance to establish a just social system. Today, Poland is a country with the highest social inequality in the European Union.

Disproof

Recurring disinformation narrative on the poor economic situation and failed market reforms in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (see a similar example here).

According to the Gini coefficient statistics, Poland has lower social inequality than the average EU level. The most socially unequal EU countries are Bulgaria, Lithuania, Latvia and Romania. Poland's Gini coefficient is similar to Germany and France.

While in Chisinau the government changed, on 13 and 14 June, US military have trained, in Romania, to attack Transnistria

An operation conducted by U.S. Army in Europe during the exercise ”Swift Response 2019”, is presented as a preparation for an assault on the Moldovan breakaway region of Transnistria.

 

Disproof

This story is in line with the encircling Russia and belligerent NATO narratives.

The official website of the exercise  informs that it is an exercise taking place from June 11-24 at various locations in Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania. The aim is ”to demonstrate the strategic employment of the GRF and validate U.S. European Command’s ability to send high readiness forces into a designated area while advancing airborne interoperability among NATO allies”.

Further deployment of US troops in Poland is a violation of the Russia-NATO Act of 1997

Further deployment of US troops in Poland will be a violation of the Founding Act signed between Russia and NATO in 1997.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the US presence in Europe and hostile NATO plans against Russia (see examples here and here).

On June 12th 2019, the United States and Poland signed a Joint Declaration on Defence Cooperation. The main agreements are to increase the presence of the US military and create special bases for them in Poland. Currently, about 4,500 US troops are based on a rotational basis in Poland. It is assumed that in the near future, the contingent will increase by another 1000 troops (relocated from the US military in Germany).