Disinfo: Ukraine train terrorists for European and Middle East operations

Summary

There are secret training basis near Krasnohrad, a city in Ukraine’s north-eastern Kharkiv region. These potential terrorists are picked from two Ukrainian battalions, Azov and Right Sector. As proof of its claim Tsargrad offers “top-secret documents” — a copy of a letter of unknown origin dated June26, 2017 with an alleged Kharkiv National Police letterhead in which someone named Huz reports about a training camp for specialists.

Disproof

N No evidence given. In the letter claimed to be the proof, there is no mention of any missions in Europe or the Middle East. Kharkiv National Police Department commented StopFake the Tsargrad’s claims that the police department was training jihadists in a secret camp. The department’s spokesman called Tsargrad’s claims absurd Further debunking by Stopfake.org www.stopfake.org/en/fake-ukraine-training-terrorists-for-european-and-middle-east-operations/, . Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about links between Ukraine and terrorism euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=Ukraine&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77105&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77120&date=, .

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  • Reported in: Issue 100
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22/02/2018
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Middle East, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Europe, Terrorism
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Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring disinformation about US supporting terrorists in Syria. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=isis+us&disinfo_issue=&date=, The article refers to information initially published by the OCCRP. In fact, according to OCCRP, Pentagon is arming rebels in Syria and does not mention terrorists. For background see www.occrp.org/en/makingakilling/the-pentagon-is-spending-2-billion-on-soviet-style-arms-for-syrian-rebels, and www.praguemonitor.com/2017/09/14/investigative-journalists-usa-delivered-czech-arms-syria,

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Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about the war in Ukraine. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=civil+war&disinfo_issue=&date=, The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has stated that “the information available suggests that the situation within the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol amounts to an international armed conflict between Ukraine and the Russian Federation. This international armed conflict began at the latest on 26 February when the Russian Federation deployed members of its armed forces to gain control over parts of the Ukrainian territory without the consent of the Ukrainian Government https://www.icc-cpi.int/iccdocs/otp/161114-otp-rep-PE_ENG.pdf. For further debunking see euvsdisinfo.eu/report/the-osce-the-pentagon-nato-headquarters-and-the-council-of-europe-do-not-recognize-the-facts-of-russias-aggression-against-ukraine-primarily-the-intrusion-of-russian-tanks-and-paratroopers-into-do/,

Accusations that Syrian and Russian bombing of Ghouta killed civilians are unfounded

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Disproof

Since the Syrian Government and their allies escalated their offensive against opposition-held Eastern Ghouta on 4 February, there have been more than 1,200 civilian casualties, including at least 346 killed and 878 injured, mostly in airstrikes hitting residential areas, according to reports documented by theUN Human Rights Office. On February 22, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called the situation in eastern Ghouta “a human tragedy,” saying the U.N. cannot “let things go on happening in this horrendous way”. Further debunking by the Polygraph.info: www.polygraph.info/a/ghouta-syria-russia-bombings/29059241.html,