Disinfo: This Week's Trend: USA have forced EU to impose sanctions...

Summary

This Week’s Trend: USA have forced EU to impose sanctions against Russia.

Disproof

The decision on sanctions is taken unanimously by the 28 EU Member States as part of a policy approach. The allegation that external actors, including the USA, influence sanctions decisions of the EU has been repeatedly rebutted.

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  • Reported in: Issue 7
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/12/2015
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US, Russia
  • Keywords: European Union, Sanctions
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US attack on Syrian soldiers was an attempt to pull Russia into a war with NATO

US attack on Syrian soldiers was an attempt to pull Russia into an open war with NATO. If the Security Council fails to respond correspondingly, the attack will be a declaration of war against Syria. Western media emphasize that this was a mistake.

Disproof

It is yet not proven how the incident happened. The USA admitted that the attack was carried out at the time, but not against Syrian troops and at a distance of about 35 miles away from the area where the Syrian troops were reportedly killed: bit.ly/1NFbCOf,

The Syrian people have no reason to run away from...

The Syrian people have no reason to run away from Assad’s regime.

Disproof

The article omits the escalation of violence in Syria in 2011 and the regime's violent response to protests; there is evidence of chemical weapons and barrel bombs being used by the government against its own civilians.

Last Week's Trend: Russian army claims that the downed Su-24...

Last Week’s Trend: Russian army claims that the downed Su-24 did not cross Turkey’s border.

Disproof

Not only Turkey, also the General Secretary of NATO Jens Stoltenberg stated the Russian jet has crossed the Turkish border, which is substantiated not only by the information from Turkey, but from other Allies as well: bit.ly/1LyZNrJ,