US Senate: no ties between Donald Trump and Moscow

Summary

In February, the US Senate announced the absence of “ties” between the American leader Donald Trump and Moscow. The Commission responsible for the investigation could not reveal any facts or evidence of the alleged collusion of Donald Trump’s campaign headquarters with Russia in 2016.

Disproof

This statement is a recurring Kremlin narrative that was already debunked. RT, once again, used claims, not supported by the CBS report.

More disinformation cases on Russian interference in US election here.

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  • Reported in: Issue 141
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/03/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: United States, Russia
  • Keywords: election meddling, Donald Trump
  • Outlet: RT Russian
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Russia is not interfering in the EU elections

There are no examples confirming the alleged “sharp activation” of Russian hackers from Russia targeting the European elections, none are given. If European politicians had some information, it would be logical to share it.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the EU elections 2019 and election meddling.

In January, Microsoft found that a group of hackers called Fancy Bear targeted email accounts of European think tanks and NGOs as well as political opponents of Russian president Vladimir Putin. The group, believed to be associated with the Russian intelligence, were spreading messages aimed at disrupting upcoming elections.

US, backed by Syrian rebels, prevents refugees from leaving Al Rukban camp

Around 40,000 people are trapped in the refugee camp of Al Rukban, on the Syrian border with Jordan and inside the US-controlled area around the base of Al Tanf.  The US is obstructing the rescue operation by refusing to protect the convoy that should take refugees out of the camp.

Disproof

Since it is becoming impossible to continue affirming that US troops and the groups they support are impeding the exit of the refugees, the narrative has shifted to claims that the US is voluntarily frustrating the rescue operation by refusing to protect the convoy of the vehicles that were going to carry civilians out of the camp.

US State Department deputy spokesperson Robert Palladino said that Washington "fully supports a process that is free from coercion and allows for safe, voluntary, and dignified departures for those wishing to leave Rukban". A Syrian rebel commander for a US-backed group in the area declared  that Russian military police and Syrian troops are the ones blocking humanitarian supplies from reaching Rukban in order "to get people to leave by force". 

A Swedish film about an attack from Russia prepares the Swedes for joining NATO

In Sweden, a film about a Russian military attack on the country has premiered. A film like that has only one objective: to scare the Swedes and convince them that Russia is a monster, prepared to use chemical and biological weapons. Swedes are supposed to feel the threat from Russia. All this is to prepare the Swedes for a NATO membership.

Disproof

Sweden is maintaining a policy of non-alignment and has no plans to join the NATO.

The film, Den blomstertid nu kommer, is a thriller about an attack from an unknown enemy force. The film never mentions any country as an aggressor.