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Lifenews Misinforms about “Desertion” of General

On June 22, the Russian television channel Lifenews informed its viewers that Alexander Kolomiets, a Ukrainian Major-General in the reserves, had deserted his position in order to join the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic.” But Lifenews completely mislead about the actual standing of the deserter, presenting him as an acting assistant secretary of defense in Ukraine. The report stated: “Kolomiets decided to interrupt his successful career, and he evacuated his family

LifeNews’ Fake: Russian Drummer from “Metal Corrosion” Forced to Serve in Azov Battalion

The Russian website LifeNews reported that the drummer of the Russian band “Коррозия металла” (Metal Corrosion), Andrey Martynenkov, was forced into Ukrainian military service and to serve in a musical platoon of the voluntary Azov regiment. The source of this information was not Martynenkov himself, but the leader of the band, Sergey Troitskiy. “They seized the drummer directly on the street, during his visit to relatives in Rovno,” Troitskiy said.

LifeNews’ Fake: The Ukrainian Defense Ministry Acknowledges Failure of Mobilization

On February 2, 2015, Russia’s LifeNews television channel broke the news that Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak had confirmed the failure of the country’s mobilization efforts and complained that no more than 20% of its recruits are ready to participate in military operation in Donbas. This is not accurate. What in fact the Defense Minister said was that 20% of the necessary number of mobilized troops wants to go to

Journalists call for Signing the Petition for Revoking International Prize of World Summit Award Mobile given to LifeNews

Statement We, representatives of the Ukrainian and international media community, are appalled by the decision of the World Summit Award Mobile jury to award Russian TV channel LifeNews for one of its mobile applications. We would like to remind everyone that, in recent years, especially after Ukraine’s Euromaidan events and Russia’s subsequent annexation of the Crimea and military aggression in eastern Ukraine, LifeNews has become an obvious instrument of the Russian government’s propaganda and information

LifeNews, Vesti and Others. Is the Propaganda a Crime?

In the today’s war the media confirmed to have the status of the fourth estate. But the estate, which is not burdened with obligations or responsibilities, Artem Afian says in his blog on LIGA.net. Propaganda, is undoubtedly one of the pillars of today’s war. All of these tanks, machine guns, ribbons would remain simple props without absurd and hysterical scenes of Russian and pro-Russian media. Beating the LifeNews correspondent, smashing

The lie of LifeNews: Images of Ukrainian Army Bombardment in Ilovaisk

The Russian TV channel LifeNews manipulates video images in order to falsely accuse the Ukrainian military of the deliberate extermination of Donbas civilians. On August 19 LifeNews showed a “news item” about the battle for the Ukrainian town of Ilovaisk.  According to Russian journalists, the Ukrainian army has been firing at the town’s residential areas using grenade launchers, mortars and heavy machine guns. Moreover, LifeNews claims that the Ukrainian TV channel

Fake: a LifeNews journalist directed the fire of separatists

A report about one of the journalists of the Russian TV channel LifeNews coordinating the DPR militants’ fire at Ukrainian positions has been spread throughout the Network lately. Such a conclusion was made because this very channel was the first to show the video where a cameraman indicated targets for the militants. That’s why this video got on-screen graphic of LifeNews.

Lie: Lifenews uploaded their story about shooting in Slovyansk on Youtube before it actually happened

StopFake team considers it is important to mention that we have suspicions towards Russian media statements, especially LifeNews, regarding events in Slovyansk, because we feel like they have used extremely dubious arguments. However, the main argument that is currently used against LifeNews is not correct either. Opinion that states that the story about shooting in Slovyansk was uploaded on Youtube on the 19th April, when the actual events happened on

Lifenews.ru lies about 3 Ukrainian air defense regiment desertion into Crimea Autonomy side

On the 4th of March ligenews.ru announced an urgent message about readiness of Ukrainian soldiers and local population to defend Crimea . Supposedly 3 Ukrainian air defense regiment, 800 soldiers and officers announced this message. Lifenews.ru website also announced, that military regiments, located in Evparotia, Feodosia and Fiolenta changed over into Crimea’s side. Earlier on, 30 Ukrainian air-defense crews already took the side of Crimea,  says lifenews.ru Aleksandr Markin, executive of military base

Fake: Ukrainian Authorities Can Sequester Cars from All Ukrainian Citizens

On June 23, Russian television channel LifeNews falsely reported that the Ukrainian authorities are allowing the military to sequester cars as needed from all Ukrainians during mobilization. The report said: “Residents of Ukraine should give up cars for the period of mobilization… In the document it is specified that the authorities of the country can expropriate a car for the needs of the army from any Ukrainian for 30 days.”

The tabloid king who shapes how Russians see the world

Aram Gabrelyanov isn’t a man to mince words. And what this tabloid king really dislikes are “assholes” and “traitors” who challenge Russian President Vladimir Putin. As if to dispel any doubts about his allegiance, his office has been decorated as a shrine to the president: On the wall above his desk hangs a portrait of Putin in hockey gear; a collection of photos of the president — as a young

Russian Media Misrepresent Protester Demands in Donetsk

On June 15, Russian and separatist mass media reported on a spontaneous protest that took place in Donetsk. City inhabitants were demanding that the Ukrainian military stop shelling the city. But this was one of several protester demands, and the majority of Russian media omitted reporting the rest. As reported, the people asked the local, self-proclaimed authorities to resettle them away from the Oktiabrskiy area, near the Donetsk airport, which

Kremlin’s ‘Top-5 Propaganda Myths, Fakes, and Stupidities’ of the Week

Dmitry Bukovsky of Kyiv’s “Delovaya stolitsa” provides a particularly rich harvest of the Kremlin’s “top propaganda myths, fakes and stupidities” of the last week, a collection that simultaneously shows how duplicitous and foolish Moscow commentaries are and how skeptical everyone should be about them. The five (www.dsnews.ua/politics/top-5-propagandistskih-mifov-feykov-i-glupostey-kremlya-14062015110000) are the following: Not a Medal but a Medallion and Not an Award but a Souvenir. Immediately after Vladimir Putin met Pope Francis

Fake: Ukrainian Mobile Operators Charge Residents of “Luhansk People’s Republic” for Antiterrorist Operation

On June 7, the Russian television channel Lifenews ran a piece called “Enrichment in a Kyiv Way,” during which it falsely reported that Ukrainian mobile operators are charging the mobile accounts of residents of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic for the needs of the Antiterrorist Operation (ATO). It also reported on organized SMS campaigns by the operators. This was republished by Russian and separatists’ publications, such as Crimea-n.ru, Novorossia, Russian

Fake: Russian Duma Passes Law Forbidding Russians to Leave Country

Ukrainian media has falsely reported that the Russian State Duma adopted a law that prohibits its citizens from leaving Russia. It is not the first time that the fake news has circulated recently. On June 6, an Internet resource, Replyua, reported it, citing NTV. The material was reprinted by several other sites, including the Daily News (though it later removed it). The false news about the adoption of the Russian

Russia’s pro-Putin media darling loves his new life in Brooklyn — minus the hipsters

His father is a multi-millionaire media mogul who has called Vladimir Putin the “father of the nation.” At 24, he founded LifeNews, a news organization with a formidable reputation for breaking news and offering up a servile attitude toward the Kremlin that has won it fortune and infamy. By propagating populist messages and railing against Putin opponents and American imperialism, he and his father have built a tabloid empire that

Michael McFaul Misquoted about Crimea and Russia

Several Russian media (RT, REN.tv, Lenta.ru, NTV, Forbes) distorted the words of former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul (2012-2014) with such headlines as: “Michael McFaul: USA Will Not Fight for Crimea: Its Reunion with Russia Is a Historical Fact” and “McFaul Urged Ukraine to Accept Transfer of Crimea to Russia.” RIA Novosti distorted McFaul’s words and wrote that he said: “The transfer of Crimea to Russia is an accomplished

Kharkiv Forbids Veterans from Wearing St. George Ribbons

On April 20, Russia’s Lifenews edition falsely reported that a regional council head forbade Second World War veterans in Kharkiv from wearing St. George ribbons and flags (commemorating the Red Army’s victory) during a Victory Day’s march on May 9. The piece also manipulated a quote by Kharkiv Regional State Administration. It states: “Defenders of Kharkiv were warned officially: entrance for the holiday is forbidden for those with St. George

Staged April Fool’s Day Prank: Protesters Throw Manure at U.S. Embassy in Kyiv

On April 3, the Lifenews website published the headline: “Protesters Throw Manure at U.S. Embassy in Kyiv.” The story goes on to report that about two and a half thousand Ukrainians surrounded the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv. They objected, it said, to the appointment of foreigners to the Ukrainian government, as well as to the intervention of Americans and Europeans in the public administration of the country. It should be

Fake: Journalist Nataliya Gumenyuk Suggests Depriving Ukrainians of Voting Rights

On March 14, the Russian channel Lifenews published false information about Ukrainian journalist Nataliya Gumenyuk. Lifenews incorrectly reported that she had written an email suggesting that Ukrainian voting rights be suspended. This email was allegedly discovered by someone who had hacked her email account. According to the Lifenews journalist, the group “CyberBerkut” hacked Gumenyuk’s email account and found that she had written Ukrainian officials and public figures. They claim that,

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