US has introduced a fairly efficient dictatorship in Ukraine

Summary

The Americans “aim to establish an efficient dictatorship; and it is a fairly efficient dictatorship that they have introduced in Ukraine.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on Ukraine's government as illegitimate power. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=ukraine&disinfo_issue=&date=,

The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction of large parts of the Ukrainian population to former President Yanukovych’s sudden departure from the Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013.

The EU strongly supported the holding of open, genuine and democratic Presidential and parliamentary elections in May and October 2014: http://www.eeas.europa.eu/archives/docs/statements/docs/2014/140612_01_en.pdf

OSCE: The elections marked an important step in Ukraine’s aspirations to consolidate democratic elections in line with its international commitments. There were many positive points to the process, such as an impartial and efficient Central Election Commission, an amply contested election that offered voters real choice, and a general respect for fundamental freedoms https://www.osce.org/odihr/elections/ukraine/132556?download=true

 

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  • Reported in: Issue 123
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/10/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: Dictatorship, US presence in Europe, Ukrainian statehood
  • Outlet: 60 minut @ Russia 1, 09:30
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US has been planning for clashes between Ukrainian and Russian naval forces in the Black Sea since 1990s

Audio of a telephone call by a former Russian soldier is played in the studio. He claims that in the 1993 – 1994, while posted in Yugoslavia, he came across a US computer game that simulated clashes between Ukrainian and Russian naval forces in the Black Sea.

This means that the Americans have probably “been planning” for such a scenario as far back as the 1990s, presenter concludes. They have been “several steps ahead”.

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The US has always been “dreaming” of organising a “regional European war”.

Disproof

Logical fallacy frequently used in pro-Kremlin disinformation. medium.com/dfrlab/logical-fallacies-fuel-kremlin-disinfo-e4185bb455e6

No connection between a potential video game in the 1990s and the war in Ukraine, which was provoked and is maintained by Russia.

Court ruling in Finland: authoritarian regime repressing people for their opinion

Court ruling against “Kremlin trolls” in Finland: authoritarian regime repressing people for their opinion.

Disproof

Ilja Janitskin - the founder of anti-immigration websites MV-lehti and Uber Uutiset - was found guilty of 16 criminal charges related to his websites and handed a prison sentence of one year and 10 months by Helsinki District Court. The criminal charges included

  • Three counts of aggravated defamation
  • Two counts of aggravated incitement against an ethnic group
  • Three counts of copyright infringement
  • Two counts of breach of confidentiality
  • Two counts of illicit gambling charges
  • Four counts of illicit fundraising charges.

The aggravated defamation charges were related to three complainants. They, according to testimony, had received death threats and offensive messages including ones about their appearance as well as threats of sexual violence, prompted by articles posted on Janitskin's sites.

Johan Bäckman received a one year suspended sentence for harassing and defaming Yle journalist Jessikka Aro and also inciting others to defame her. Bäckman had taken aim at Aro for writing about Russian internet trolls trying to influence public discourse in Finland. Source: yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/anti-immigrant_agitator_ilja_janitskin_gets_22-month_jail_sentence/10463931,

Migrant raped a goat in Bulgaria

Mladan Kirilov, a 73-year-old Bulgarian shepherd, came acrossa dark skinned migrant, who raped his goat, Milena. The shepherd resisted the attacker and the latter ran away, shouting something in Arabic.

Disproof

No evidence given.

The story about a migrant having raped a goat cannot be found in any reliable source. Geworld refers to Russian news agency RIA FAN as its original source. A journalistic research project undertaken last year by the independent Russian news outlet RBC showed that RIA FAN is in fact itself an offspring project of the famous St. Petersburg “troll factory”.