Disinfo: There are no Russian troops in Ukraine


There are no Russian troops in Ukraine.


The evidence to the contrary is overwhelming, much of it coming, inadvertently or deliberately, from Russian troops themselves. Further details, for example, are in the following reports: bit.ly/1i9fChX, , bit.ly/1JUXaQB, , bit.ly/1RbWQU5, , bit.ly/1L6f6J6, , bit.ly/1GpWmnW, . // President Putin himself admitted to the presence of Russian “people there, who deal with certain matters, including in the military area” [aka soldiers] in December 2015 bit.ly/1kC94ch, and again in October 2016 bit.ly/2enbpt2, . // He even awarded Russian soldiers who fought in Donbas bit.ly/2dsPbWN, . And Russian Minister of Defence Sergei Shoygu awarded a Russian soldier for fighting near Debaltseve bit.ly/2eNYKka,


  • Reported in: Issue46
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 31/10/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: War in Ukraine


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Václav Havel was installed as president of Czechoslovakia by Western intelligence and communists

Václav Havel was installed as president of Czechoslovakia by Western inteligence services together with the Communists in order to turn the country into a puppet state of the West.


Václav Havel was one of the founders of a citizen initiative called Charta 77, which formed the resistance against the communist regime. Havel was furthermore oppressed by the regime and became one of the symbols of opposition. He was chosen as president after the resignation of Gustav Husák, and was confirmed in the position in a democratic election in 1991. bbc.in/1xcPVRF, and ind.pn/2fvswpl,