Disinfo: Ukrainian leadership intends to continue the war against its own people

Summary

[After Zakharchenko was killed] Ukrainian leadership intends to continue the war against its own people.

Disproof

Repeating recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about war in Ukraine. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77110&date= It was Russia that provoked a war in East of Ukraine, and it is not a civil war. For further debunking see euvsdisinfo.eu/report/russian-spring-civil-war-was-unleashed-in-east-of-ukraine-by-little-nazis-in-kyiv-after-a-coup/,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 116
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 03/09/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Civil war, War in Ukraine

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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Necrophilia and bestiality are accepted norms in Sweden, Germany and Denmark

“One letter added to LGBT and crucified Orthodoxy.” The article claims that necrophilia and bestiality are accepted norms in Sweden, Germany and Denmark. They are not criminalized and may even be legalized soon. The author equals pedophilia and bestiality with homosexuality.

Disproof

Geworld’s article on the legal status of necrophilia and bestiality in Germany, Sweden and Denmark is false. In reality, necrophilia and bestiality are punishable in these countries. The source of Geworld’s fake news is the Russian federal news agency ФАН, which, in turn, is one of the projects of a notorious Russian troll factory. For more information, read: www.mythdetector.ge/en/myth/geworld-spreads-news-russian-troll-factory-legalization-necrophilia-and-bestiality-europe,

Finnish and EU citizens are not allowed to purchase property in Åland Islands

It is necessary to move on and grant vast autonomy to Donbas, similar to that enjoyed Finland’s Åland Islands. Finnish and EU citizens are not allowed to purchase property there.

Disproof

Åland is of specific interest for pro-Kremlin disinformation. euvsdisinfo.eu/report/talks-of-%c3%a5lands-remilitarization-were-met-with-cheers-in-sweden/, In 2014, out of 28 916 inhabitants of Åland, 26 079 were Finnish citizens and 1 257 Swedish citizens. fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahvenanmaan_maakunta#%C3%84idinkieli,_syntym%C3%A4paikka_ja_kansalaisuus, pxweb.asub.ax/PXWeb/pxweb/sv/Statistik/Statistik__BE__Befolkningens%20storlek%20och%20struktur/BE035.px/?rxid=f59f413b-cd1a-4d62-b247-0a42c5f0678c&rxid=f59f413b-cd1a-4d62-b247-0a42c5f0678c, According to its basic law, Ålands inhabitants are entitled to right of domicile (citizenship) either from birth or after they have lived in Åland for five years. A dispensation may be granted as regards the owning of land and carrying on a trade. Ownership of shares in a housing association does not require the right of domicile. www.visitaland.com/en/articles/aland/, Åland has been a member of the EU since 1995 but remains outside the fiscal union, which means it has a customs frontier with other countries, including Finland. The currency is the euro. Åland has been an autonomous island realm within the republic of Finland since 1921.    

‘Foreign specialists’ may stage chemical attack in Syria to frame Assad

“English-speaking specialists” have arrived in Syria and may stage a chemical attack using chlorine in “the next two days”, according to the Russian Defense Ministry. The operation is planned to unfold in the village of Kafr Zita in Syria’s north-western Hama Province in “the next two days”. Groups of residents will be used to assist fake rescuers from the White Helmets.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory with no evidence given and disproved by events. This is a repeating recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about chemical weapons use in Syria: euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=stage+chemical&disinfo_issue=&date=, No such attack happened during the two days after the disinformation had been published.

For background: On 7 April 2018, a high number of civilians were killed in the besieged Syrian city of Douma, with evidence pointing towards another chemical attack by the regime, according to the EU. See also Bellingcat's open source survey on the suspected chemical attack: https://www.bellingcat.com/news/mena/2018/04/11/open-source-survey-alleged-chemical-attacks-douma-7th-april-2018/ www.bellingcat.com/news/mena/2018/04/29/pieces-matter-syrias-chlorine-bombs-douma-chemical-attack/ On April 10 Russia vetoed a U.S.-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution that would have created a new inquiry to ascertain responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria. UN-OPCW Joint Investigative Mechanism found Syria’s Government responsible for last year’s attack in Khan Shaykhun. In September 2017, the UN Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic summarized 33 separate incidents where it had found use of chemical weapons. Since then there have been several additional suspected chemical attacks. Between March 2013 and March 2017, the Commission documented 25 incidents of chemical weapons use in the Syrian Arab Republic, of which 20 were proven to have been perpetrated by government forces and used primarily against civilians. http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/IICISyria/Pages/IndependentInternationalCommission.aspx