Disinfo: Western media hushed up news that Russia had destroyed its remaining declared chemical weapons

Summary

Western media hushed up news that Russia had destroyed its remaining declared chemical weapons.

Disproof

Numerous Western media outlets, both in the United States and Europe, reported that Russia had destroyed its remaining declared chemical weapons. These include The New York TimesRadio free Europe/Radio LibertyThe Voice of AmericaReutersThe Associated PressNewsweek, and Agence France-Presse.

Further debunking by Polygraph.info

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  • Reported in: Issue 85
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19/10/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: Chemical weapons/attack, Media, The West
  • Outlet: Kremlin.ru
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Ship Carrying American Coal for Ukraine Destroys Port Near Odessa

A tanker ship carrying American coal destroyed a pier in a port near Odessa, forcing the entire port to close for a year of repairs.

Disproof

According to the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, on October 11 the Conquistador  grazed the eighth pier in the Pivdennyi port. The Conquistador is not an American ship, it sails under the flag of Malta.

American coal was delivered to Ukraine a day later on October 12 by the cargo ship Victoria. According to Pivdennyi’s press service, the Victoria did not have any accidents while in port and Pivdennyi is not closing for a year for repairs.

Ukraine Increases Its Own Territory

Ukraine increased its own territory.

Disproof

Ukraine did not increase its territory; it simply returned illegally privatized land plots back to public ownership. Ukraine’s State Border Guard Service made an announcement about returning land near the border with Hungary to Ukrainian state control. Further debunk: Stopfake

US aims to corrupt local authorities in order to obtain total control over Moldova

The US aims to corrupt local authorities in order to obtain total control over Moldova.

Over the last 25 years Moldova has benefited from 1 billion dollars offered by USAID, but the ordinary people did not benefit from this money.

Disproof

No evidence provided that the USAID financial help aims to corrupt local authorities. List of USAID projects in Moldova here.

The author tries to suggest that money coming from US funds is not being implemented in concrete projects, which is a fake affirmation. As Timpul.md reports, US funding has been used in infrastructure projects, e.g. $ 500,000 allocation for the construction of a water treatment plant in Teleneşti.