Ukraine, together with the help of US secret services, wants to poison Donbas water supply

Summary

According to Cyberberkut, a group of pro-Russian hackers, Ukraine, helped by the US secret services, is preparing to use nuclear waste to poison the water supply of the separatist controlled swathes of Luhansk and Donetsk territories, in order to blame Russia. Ukrainian military are being trained for this operation by Blackwater founder Erik Prince and fourteen other US military instructors.

Disproof

The disinformation was spread by Cyberberkut, an ostensibly independent hacking group that cybersecurity experts say in fact has ties to Russian intelligence.

One of the fake “leaked” documents details how the nuclear waste was allegedly transferred from Ukraine’s Vakelenchuk storage facility in March 2018.

As pointed out by StopFake, this facility was decommissioned in 2017 and all nuclear waste was removed.

Konstantyn Danko, the chairman of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences’ Hydrometereological Institute, told StopFake that Cyberberkut’s claims contain a number of scientific inconsistencies.

According to Danko, if nuclear waste were dumped into the Northern Donetsk-Donbas waterway as described by the hackers, it would contaminate large swathes of Ukraine that are not controlled by the separatists as well as the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea.

Vladislav Seleznyov, a former spokesman for Ukraine’s General Staff, also told StopFake that the alleged military letters cited by Cyberberkut as evidence are fabricated as they do not follow the military protocols for official correspondence.

CyberBerkut has been spreading disinformation before: euvsdisinfo.eu/back-to-basics/;, or euvsdisinfo.eu/shock-conspiracy-chemical-attack/,

Read more: euvsdisinfo.eu/figure-of-the-week-14/,

 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 116
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/08/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: false flag, Eastern Ukraine, Nuclear issues, War in Ukraine, Donbas, Secret services
  • Outlet: Moskovskyi Komsomolets (mk.ru)
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The Russian military is open, friendly, and non-aggressive against foreign countries

The Western military bloc cannot stand Russia being an independent player in international politics and is trying to prevent this by boosting its military presence in Eastern Europe. In a contrast to NATO’s behaviour, Russia’s military “demonstrates openness, friendliness and the absence of any sort of aggression against foreign countries.

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The US do not want to present any evidence about Russian cyber interference

No evidence about Russia’s cyber interference.

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The Russian Foreign Ministry’s statement was a response to the Microsoft announcement on August 20 that the company has moved to seize control over six internet domains affiliated with the Russian military intelligence. There are multiple publicly available reports by different governments and non-government cyber security firms worldwide. These reports offer detailed forensic analyses unveiling the cyber espionage and criminal hacking activities of the group as well as demonstrating their affiliation with the Russian military intelligence/Russian government. The groups’ multiple nicknames have been revealed, they include Pawn Storm, Fancy Bear, APT28, Sofacy, STRONTIUM and others. For more, read www.polygraph.info/a/fact-check-russia-cyber-espionage-microsoft/29447856.html,