Disinfo: There is a civil war in Ukraine

Summary

There is a civil war in Ukraine.

Disproof

There is no "civil war" in Ukraine - it is a war between Ukraine and Russian-backed "separatists".

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 46
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 31/10/2016
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Civil war
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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.

Disproof

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,