There have never been any Russian forces in Ukraine!?

There have never been any Russian forces in Ukraine!?

By EU vs Disinfo On Monday the pro-Kremlin media claimed that Russia is not a party to the conflict in Ukraine because there is a civil war there. They also said that there have never been and are no Russian armed forces in southern and eastern Ukraine. Sadly this would only be true if pro-Kremlin media were able to build a time-travelling machine and used it extensively. Ukraine was constantly in the

What’s wrong with RT?

By EU vs Disinfo Last month the British media regulator, Ofcom, found that RT (Russia Today) had been in “serious failure of compliance” with the rules of “due impartiality” in a total of seven cases. Ofcom also made it clear that it would “consider these breaches for sanction.” Following the publication of Ofcom’s findings, Russia’s state media regulator, Roskomnadzor, accused BBC’s Russian service of spreading the ideology of “terrorist groups” and warned that this

Hybrid threats: Analysis of content, callenges posed and measures to overcome

By Eitvydas Bajarūnas and Vytautas Keršanskas, for Sciendo Volume/Issue: Volume 16: Issue 1 First Online: 11 Jan 2019 Page Count: 123–170 DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/lasr-2018-0006 Abstract The study analyses, in both theoretical and practical aspects, the topic of hybrid warfare and threats that have become particularly relevant after Russia’s war in Ukraine. First, the authors examine the theoretical debates, concerning the definition of hybrid threats by singling out its main elements and

StopFake #217 with Marko Suprun

Fake: Ukrainian presidential elections will be illegitimate. Ukraine may lose EU visa-free status. Ukraine is fast becoming most indebted country.

Fake: Majority of Orthodox World Refuses to Recognize new Ukrainian Orthodox Church

The Russian Orthodox Church has declared that world Orthodoxy does not recognize Ukraine’s Tomos of Autocephaly (decree of independence) and the new Orthodox Church in Ukraine. Hennadiy Shkil, a Moscow Patriarchate orthodox priest from the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson, declared the same and used his Facebook page to present dubious statistics to support his claim.   Father Shkil presents a list of churches, faithful and bishops that he says

Fake: Kyiv to Close Nuclear Power Plants Because of Shortage of Enriched Uranium

Ukraine is facing an energy famine, declared the pro-Kremlin Moskovskyi Komsomolets newspaper, and because it is facing a nuclear fuel shortage Kyiv will be forced to start closing its nuclear power plants this year. This dire prediction is the opinion of nuclear physicist Igor Ostretsov who is often quoted by Russian media. Sputnik, Yandex and Newsfront dutifully echoed this fake. Currently Ukraine’s nuclear fuel is provided by the American company

Strategic Analysis: Going Beyond Resilience. A revitalised approach to countering hybrid threats

By Heine Sørensen & Dorthe Bach Nyemann, for HybridCOE Strategic Analysis January 8, 2019 “Whereas resilience is a necessary building block in creating a coherent strategy towards Russia, it is nevertheless insufficient when it comes to deterring Russia from unwanted ads”, writes Heine Sørensen and Dorthe Bach Nyemann from the Institute for Strategy at the Royal Danish Defence College. Download By Heine Sørensen & Dorthe Bach Nyemann, for HybridCOE

Is Europe’s Gender equality resolution a “provocation” against Russia?

By Polygraph Leonid Slutsky Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the State Duma “It’s a provocation, specifically to coerce the Russian delegation to slam the door and pull out of PACE.” Source: TV Channel Rossiya-24, January 9, 2019 FALSE The PACE letter was sent to all other parliaments On January 9, top Russian lawmakers expressed outrage over a letter from the Parliamentary Assembly of European Council (PACE) inviting Russia’s

From unstoppable immigrant flood to female Santa Claus

By EU vs Disinfo New Year is a time for resolutions, but can also be a time of uncertainty. What better moment to play on fear of the unknown and to dig out old, well-known deterrents? This time, pro-Kremlin disinformation put migrants in the bogeymen role. Migrants flooding Georgia were supposed to be the consequence of the UN Global Migration Compact; the West would allegedly force Georgia to accept immigrants

Russian influence operations on Twitter

By Alex Krasodomski-Jones, Carl Miller, Jamie Bartlett Josh Smith, Agnès Chauvet, for Demos On 17 October 2018 Twitter released two previously unseen datasets: nine million tweets from accounts that Twitter believes to be controlled by the Russian Internet Research Agency (IRA). This short paper lays out an attempt to measure how much activity from Russian state-operated accounts released in the dataset made available by Twitter was targeted at the United Kingdom. Finding

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