Disinfo: Ukraine intends to punish and kill civilians in Donbas

Summary

Ukraine will come and deal with collaborators in Donbas. Ukraine is intimidating people and planning to kill them.

Disproof

No evidence given. The TV host refers to the interview with Ukraine's chief military prosecutor, Anatoliy Matios, where he did not say such a thing. The video excerpt is shown, wherein prosecutor Matios says that Ukraine will eventually have to undergo the process of lustration and assess collaboration.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 130
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/12/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: War in Ukraine
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French intelligence allowed Strasbourg attack to happen, it is linked to the European Parliament elections

The French intelligence service was aware of the attack in Strasbourg and allowed it to happen. The attack is linked to the elections to the European Parliament.

Disproof

No evidence given, conspiracy theory. At about 20:00 local time, on 11 December, a man opened fire close to the famed Christmas market in Strasbourg. Five people have died and several remain seriously injured a week later. The suspect was shot dead by police on 13 December. Read more: www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46586969,

EU-Georgia Association Agreement is classified

Lifting the ban on agricultural land sales to foreign nationals was the European Union’s categorical demand related to the EU-Georgia Association Agreement. Part of the Association Agreement related to economy has been classified.

Disproof

The EU-Georgia Association Agreement is a completely public document and it is available to all interested persons. Title V of the Association Agreement is about economic cooperation and it says nothing about the sale of agricultural land to foreign citizens. Further debunking by Myth Detector.

Americans love Putin and Russia more and more

The Americans love Russian president Vladimir Putin and Russia more. Also, more Republicans like Russia and Putin.

Disproof

According to Pew Research Centre, views of Russia are especially negative in Europe and North America. Only 21% of Americans have a favourable opinion of Russia. The 2018 study mentions that "Americans’ confidence in Putin has eroded somewhat, from 30% in 2007 to 21% today". At the same time, 27% of Republicans express favourable views of Russia (44% in 2003). According to a Gallup study, Americans' attitude regarding Russia is now the worst since the collapse of the USSR. Further debunking by The Insider.