Disinfo: Well-known Russian musician Pavel Usanov died as a result of...

Summary

Well-known Russian musician Pavel Usanov died as a result of a fatal head injury sustained in a quarrel with Ukrainians over his views on the separatist war in Eastern Ukraine.

Disproof

Russia’s prosecuting agency, the Investigative Committee, dismissed claims that Usanov was attacked because of his views on the war in Eastern Ukraine (bit.ly/23S3RT2), .

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  • Reported in: Issue 24
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/04/2016
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, Russia
  • Keywords: Pavel Usanov, War in Ukraine
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An OSCE report accuses Ukrainian authorities of a "huge number...

An OSCE report accuses Ukrainian authorities of a “huge number of gross violations of human rights, the rule of law and international humanitarian law” all of which have brought about a “disastrous humanitarian and human rights situation in Odessa, in particular, and Ukraine as a whole”.

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The OSCE’s Special Monitoring Mission press service has confirmed that the report is fake (bit.ly/1WjWePB), .

The simulated attacks on the US warship "Donald Cook" on...

The simulated attacks on the US warship “Donald Cook” on the Baltic Sea should be regarded as ordinary military practice, they are also in line with the law. US indignation on this matter is a manifestation of anti-Russian rhetorics.

Disproof

According to White House press secretary, Josh Earnest, the fighter jet's behaviour was “entirely inconsistent with the professional norms of militaries operating in proximity to each other in international waters and international airspace” (bit.ly/1V1QjiX), . It also violated the 1972 US-USSR bilateral agreement on the "Prevention of Incidents On and Over the High Seas" (1.usa.gov/24fejRu), .

Russia has never waged wars of aggression

Russia has never waged wars of aggression.

Disproof

Since the collapse of the USSR, Russia has conducted two wars of aggression, widely condemned by the international community: against Georgia in 2008 or against Ukraine since 2014.