American soldiers tore Lithuanian flag into pieces

Summary

American troops stationed in the Baltic States tore Lithuanian flag away from the State Prosecutor’s building in Kaunas, and shredded it into pieces. The incident occurred in April 2018, but was kept away from the public.

 

Disproof

No evidence provided that such incident ever took place.

USA troops have not been stationed in Lithuania since 2017, following the commencement of the deployment of the NATO eFP battalion. twitter.com/LT_MFA_Stratcom/status/1082255481761087489?s=19,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 131
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/01/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Lithuania, US
  • Keywords: Military, NATO
  • Outlet: Rg.ru Ria.ru Gazeta.ru Vesti.ru News-Front.info TvZvezda.ru Sputniknews.lt 5-tv.ru
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Disproof

No evidence given about any possible link between the Lugar laboratory and the intoxication of Russian tourists.

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The EU threatens to freeze the visa-free regime for Ukraine

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Disproof

The European Commission report  summarizes functioning of the so-called Visa Suspension Mechanism. It provides a detailed analysis of recent developments relating to the implementation of the visa liberalisation benchmarks in 26 countries, including Ukraine. In the report, the European Commission does not declare any plans to freeze or abolish the visa-free regime. Neither does it introduce conditions to be fulfilled by Ukraine for the continuation of the visa-free movement.

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Ukrainian Orthodox Church is a provocation, OSCE Secretary General says

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Disproof

The source referred to by the disinforming outlet is Thomas Greminger's interview for the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung. In the original text, Mr Greminger mentions numerous divisive issues between Russia and Ukraine, including the independence of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. He continues with examples of occupied Crimean peninsula, illegal 'elections' in the eastern Ukraine and the situation in Donbas, where he claims to have observed provocations from both sides.

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