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Fake: Georgian Snipers Shot Maidan Demonstrators

The fourth anniversary of Ukraine’s Maidan Revolution is not only an important historical milestone for the country; it is also a significant disinformation opportunity for the Kremlin propaganda machine. Vesti nedeli  (News of the Week),  a weekly current affairs show on the state run Rossiya 1 television network and its presenter, Russia’s main spin doctor and TV commentator Dimitry Kiselyov took full advantage of the anniversary to claim the Maidan

Fake: American Snipers in the Donbas

Russian media is awash with stories that American snipers  are fighting on the Ukrainian side in the eastern occupied territories.  The source for this claim is the intelligence service of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and its spokesman Eduard Basurin. The video broadcast on Russian national television channel REN TV shows Basurin reading from a piece of paper, announcing that the DPR intelligence service has located snipers who arrived

Member of Polish Parliament Lies about Maidan Snipers

Several Russian media came out with headlines, such as “Snipers on Maidan Were Trained in Poland for American Money.” This sensational news was based on an interview with Polish presidential candidate and member of parliament, Janusz Korwin-Mikke, in the newspaper Wiadomosci, during which he made two false statements. The politician’s quote is translated correctly, though he is making up the facts: “In the European Parliament I was sitting near Urmas

Reuters did not Report that People on Maidan were Killed by Opposition’s Snipers

On October 13, ukraina.ru website posted the information that journalists of world-known Reuters news agency conducted an investigation of murders at Maydan in Kyiv in February 2014 and allegedly came to the conclusion that people there were killed by opposition snipers. This news (with reference to ukraina.ru) appeared on other sites and social networks as well. However, this information does not correspond to reality. Website ukraina.ru refers to an article

Russian mass media produced the next dose of fakes about snipers on Maidan

TV-channel Russia-1 demonstrated another news item, which is supposed to prove that snipers killing people during the tragic events in February on Maidan were the members of the Right Sector (the news item starts from 1:08:30): As an argument, journalists adduce a statement of the fugitive former Head of the Ukrainian Security Service Oleksandr Yakimenko, who claims that the shots were being fired from the Philharmonic building, at that time

They say snipers that were shooting at Maydan are snipers shooting in Simferopol

Russian TV channel «Mir 2» erroneously reported that the General Prosecutor of Ukraine detained snipers shooting in Simferopol. As you may recall the incident happened in the evening of 18th March. A sniper was shooting in two directions from an unfinished building located near the military unit. Two people were killed as a result. In their story on “Mir 2” they are referring to the “RIA News” report, which in

Urmas Paet Did Not Confirm That Snipers Were Hired by Leaders of Maidan

The recording of conversation of the Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and the EU High Representative for Foreign Policy Catherine Ashton where Paet retells the story of snipers shooting both sides was posted on internet. The recording of phone talk of Paet and Ashton was uploaded on YouTube on Wednesday by the user named «Expertise Centre of the Russian Federation». The clip was accompanied by the message, according to which

Disinformation tricks and pro-Kremlin treats

By EU vs Disinfo Happy Halloween everyone! Even if this holiday is not widely celebrated where you live, who doesn’t appreciate the fun of trick-or-treating or the ancient Celtic traditions behind All Hallows Eve? But for pro-Kremlin messengers, Halloween is yet another apparition of an invasive Western culture that is hell-bent on corrupting traditional Christian values. This week, a Russian MP suggested that those who celebrate Halloween today will play

Artificial ventilation of MH17 lies

By EU vs Disinfo What do you do when your disinformation campaign is running both out of time and oxygen? You start artificial respiration. As we head toward the trial of four suspects for downing MH17 and murdering all 298 people on board, set to start in March next year, there is increasingly less room for the Kremlin’s disinformation campaign to mislead audiences about Russia’s responsibility for the tragedy. Yet

Russian TV: Joe Biden covers up trade in human organs

By EU vs Disinfo The wife of Georgia’s ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili supervises trade in organs taken from wounded Ukrainian soldiers. And former US Vice President Joe Biden has been covering up the crime. This message reached millions of Russian homes on 20 May thanks to the state-controlled TV channel NTV. And it was not a comedy show. Porn scandal, secret talks and the CIA NTV’s accusations appeared along with a

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