Disinfo: US missile defense ships in the Black and Baltic seas...


US missile defense ships in the Black and Baltic seas pose a threat to facilities in the European part of Russia.


According to the U.S. Navy, the operations in the Black Sea are meant to enhance maritime security and stability, and combined readiness and naval capability with Black Sea allies and partners bit.ly/2pQGaJ0, . According to a former US Ambassador interviewed by Polygraph.info, the US deployed these forces in the Baltic and the Black Seas as a deterrent following Russia’s annexation of Crimea: bit.ly/2oq8kwT,


  • Reported in: Issue 66
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 28/03/2017
  • Outlet language(s) English
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US, Russia
  • Keywords: Black Sea, Missile defence system, US presence in Europe
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Disinfo: Ukrainians have repeatedly asked Crimea to share the peninsula’s electricity...

Ukrainians have repeatedly asked Crimea to share the peninsula’s electricity with the bordering southern region of the country.


Ukraines supposed begging for electricity or gas is a favorite Russian disinformation theme. Last year several stories appeared claiming that Ukrainians were appealing directly to Vladimir Putin to help them with gas supplies. There is no evidence that the Kherson region is having electricity shortages; the regional utility limited power for several hours on March 30 for cable repairs, otherwise, electricity supply is normal and uninterrupted. Kherson, one of the sunniest areas of Ukraine is leading the country in renewable energy. It has both solar power farms and wind energy plants, where 12 new wind turbines are scheduled to be installed later this year. Occupied Crimea suffers regular electricity outages. Official sites regularly publish schedules of electricity shutoffs. Further debunking at Stopfake.org bit.ly/2oPMRud, .

Disinfo: Ukrainians laugh at NATO instructors

Ukrainians laugh at NATO instructors.


The article is based on one Facebook post and does not prove anything about how the whole country perceives the presence of NATO instructors. // President Poroshenko thanked NATO countries for their help: bit.ly/2osinSJ,