Disinfo: Yulia Skripal is in a maternity hospital

Summary

Yulia Skripal has been already for month and a half in a maternity hospital. Nobody know who is the father of her child.

Disproof

No evidence given. This is another case of pro-Kremlin disinformation about the Skripal poisoning. For more examples see here.

 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 139
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/03/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: UK, Russia
  • Keywords: novichok, Sergei Skripal

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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NATO tanks at Moldova borders

NATO tanks reached the borders of the Moldovan state. The Alliance command decided to increase the presence of its ground forces in the immediate vicinity of Moldova to carry out a military exercise exactly during the period of greatest political instability – immediately after the parliamentary elections.

Disproof

Indeed, at the end of February 2019, US troops deployed in Europe, along with military equipment, arrived at the "Mihail Kogalniceanu" Air Base in Constanta County. This operation is part of the United States' commitment to securing NATO's Eastern flank security under the Atlantic Resolve Operation.

According to the Romanian Ministry of Defense, the military will participate this year in multinational exercises alongside soldiers from the structures of the Romanian Land Forces. The 1st Aviation Brigade deployed military and aviation techniques in Germany, Latvia and Poland during this same period.

Ukrainian literary language is an artificial language created by the Soviet authorities

Ukrainian literary language is a result of the Soviet rule. The language was artificially created, collected, cleaned, and put to use by Soviets. It’s a heritage of the Soviet Union.

Disproof

According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, modern literary Ukrainian emerged out of the colloquial Ukrainian tongue at the end of XVIII century. The Russian Empire and the Austrian-Hungarian Empire greatly influenced the development of the Ukrainian literary language by imposing various restrictions.

There is a long history of Ukrainian literature; rooted in ancient oral traditions. As in many other European countries, a nationalist movement appeared in the early part of the 19th century. Several Ukrainian writers started to use the Ukrainian language and its traditions to create a national literature. The language was formalised long before the Soviet power was established in Ukraine.

Brussels shifts responsibility for the situation in Ukraine to Moscow

The European Parliamentary Research Service prepared a report which claims that Moscow will strive to discredit the results of Ukrainian elections “by organising riots and disseminating disinformation”. The main purpose of such statements is the desire of Brussels to transfer to Moscow the responsibility for the situation in Ukraine after the elections.

 

Disproof

The report of the European Parliament Think Tank on "Ukraine's presidential election 2019" is an overview of the situation in Ukraine before the elections.

The report does not mention anything about shifting the responsibility for the situation in Ukraine to Moscow. Ukraine is an independent state, responsible for its own situation.