Washington is preparing a Venezuelan scenario for Hungary

Summary

The Coup d’Etat-Scenario we are witnessing in Venezuela has the characteristics of the way the US and its allies interfere in other countries. One can not exclude a similar course of action in order to forge a regime change in Hungary.

Disproof

No evidence given for this conspiracy theory, broadcast by Russian State media. Hungary stands, like all EU member states, behind the sanctions against Russia introduced after the illegal annexation of Crimea, and the sanctions set up after the shooting down of the Malaysian passenger plane MH17 and the Skripal Case. The sanctions regimes have been set up in open, transparent processes, where Hungary, like all EU member states, have a say.

Consistent with pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about sanctions imposed on Russia.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 134
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 28/01/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Hungary, US
  • Keywords: Colour revolutions, Conspiracy
  • Outlet: Radio Sputnik RIA Novosti News Agency
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RT is classified as “not credible” by CIA-designed web feature

Browser extension Newsguard, designed by people like the former chief of the CIA, marks in green good news web sites and in red the doubtful ones. RT.com and Sputnik are branded “Not Credible”.

Disproof

On the advisory board of Newsguard, there is, indeed, one former director of the CIA. The team is composed of dozens of media professionals and media managers of different outlets.

Other organisations have also found RT not living up to standards. The British media regulator, Ofcom, has published their findings on the shortcomings of the credibility of the RT.

Nothing is found in the abusive “Russia probe” investigation in the US

For 1,5 years Robert Mueller has been investigating the supposed collusion between Trump and the Russians. Nothing has been found so far. So, they arrest people, they try to make them speak; then they set them free and continue trying to make them speak.

Disproof

Recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. Read more here.

By January 25, 2019, during the investigation of 'the 2016 US-election interference by Russia and related matters' (also known as special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe) eight people have pleaded guilty or been convicted.

Europe should make a choice between ‘brandy diplomacy’ and energy partnership

The European Parliament’s resolution on the case of Mehman Huseynov is just a pretext to discredit Azerbaijan. Forces, hostile to Azerbaijan and envious of the country’s achievements, are trying to create instability and chaos. One can note the work of the Armenian Lobby and their “brandy diplomacy” in the attempts to defame Azerbaijan. Europe must make a choice between Armenian brandy diplomacy and reliable energy supplies from Azerbaijan.

Disproof

No evidence given.

The European Parliament resolution of 17 January 2019 on Azerbaijan, notably the case of Mehman Huseynov (anti-corruption blogger and director of the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS)) (2019/2511(RSP)) calls on Azerbaijan, i.a., to fully guarantee freedom of the press and media, both in legislation and in practice, both online and offline, to guarantee freedom of expression in line with international standards. The EP resolution underlines the importance of the new agreement between the EU and Azerbaijan; stresses that democratic reforms, the rule of law, good governance and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms must be at the core of the new agreement; stresses that it will closely monitor the situation throughout the negotiations on a new agreement prior to taking the decision on giving its consent to the agreement.