Disinfo: Ukraine is to blame for the radiation leaks in January,…

Summary

Ukraine is to blame for the radiation leaks in January, because Ukraine’s nuclear plants do not meet the necessary standards, writes Barents Observer.

Disproof

RIA Novosti fabricated the Barents Observer quote, the outlet has not said anything about Ukraine in its article about the radiation leaks: bit.ly/2lWC3NP,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 62
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/02/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Radiation, Nuclear issues
  • Outlet: RIA Novosti
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NATO expanded aggressively after 1989 // NATO promised not to…

NATO expanded aggressively after 1989 // NATO promised not to move to the East in 1990.

Disproof

The claim about NATO "expansion" misrepresents the process of NATO enlargement. NATO does not "expand" but considers the applications of candidate countries which want to join. See: bit.ly/269ONPz;, bit.ly/2e6J8oV;, bit.ly/2eFPg9s, . In any case, no such promise was made bit.ly/1qQ3wHH, . This fact was acknowledged by former Russian President Gorbachev himself in 2014 in an interview for (pro-Kremlin outlet) Russia Beyond the Headlines bit.ly/2a6FHvM, .

The recent influx of migrants caused a massive rise of…

The recent influx of migrants caused a massive rise of crime in Sweden.

Disproof

No evidence for the claims. Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter analyzed crime statistics between October 2015 and January 2016 and concluded that refugees were responsible for only 1 percent of all criminal incidents. wapo.st/2lMehkt, . According to the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention's Swedish Crime Survey, between 2005 and 2015, the proportion of people who reported that they were victims of any crime during the past year decreased from 26 percent to 24 percent. A group for which likelihood to be subject to a crime rather increased over the past period were for people born in Sweden but whose two parents were born abroad.bit.ly/2l7jeXT, .