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FAKE: China backs Russia’s aggression in Crimea

Russian Novaya Gazeta reported on 2 March that China had supported Russia’s military actions in Crimea. The paper claimed that unspecified Chinese diplomats confirmed China’s intention “to block any UN Security Council resolution against Russia”. According to the paper, the same diplomats also promised “to restrain in the near future the geopolitical ambitions of the U.S. by demanding to repay in gold all its debt obligations”. In reality, China’s Foreign

How the stories on Russian “First Channel” are created…

Alex Exler writes in his blog (rubric: Honduras): My friends from Lithuania sent me a link to a peculiar video of “First Channel”(RU), in which starting from 1.33 sec. the story goes about a “secret base” in Lithuania, where the “Maidan militants are trained.” The story is made very simple – following the trend of modern “zombie-TV” (Russian TV broadcasting state propaganda): a voice-over tells how Maidan militants are prepared

FAKE: USA gave Ukraine $5 billion for coup d’etat

Our reader says: This is a good example of a cheap propaganda for people not speaking English and therefore not having access to the source of the news. There is information spreading that USA gave $5 billion to organize government overthrow. They also say this money was used to pay people to stay at Maydan. For example this Facebook user says: Stas Saveliev “ If you speak English and don’t trust Russian zombie TV and

Aircraft carrier “George Bush” will not enter into the Black Sea. Expert opinion.

We called to our bases in Kerch and Feodosia. There are no NATO ships neither in the Black Sea or international waters. The sixth fleet, as it should be, is located in the Mediterranean Sea. And while the Ukrainian and Russian media are replicating photos of Aircraft carrier “George Bush”, our readers are asking if it is true, that “George Bush” enters into the Black Sea. Facebook page of the carrier announces that it

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

The alleged statement that six thousand soldiers swore the oath of enlistment to the Crimean “government” are false and have been refuted

There have been numerous attempts on the Russian news to make false statements that six thousands of Ukrainian soldiers swore the oath of enlistment to the Crimean “government.” The various media agencies began to duplicate and distribute the news as soon as it was published. However, on March 4, 2014, radio “Svoboda” denied these allegations. “None of the military units or ships followed the order of Russian army commanders to

Vsevolod Polishchuk. Only five Ukrainian citizens applied for the refugee status in Belgorod region of Russia

Only five Ukrainian citizens applied for the refugee status in Belgorod region of Russia Press-office of Russian Federal Migration Service in Belgorod region does not confirm the overflow of refugees from Ukraine. Оnly five citizens of Ukraine have submitted applications to obtain the refugee status lately, says Liudmila Skripnik, press-officer of regional migration service.

FAKE: Crimean self-defence units take over parliament building; Pro actor used as witness

REPORT: Russian NTV reported on 27 February that some Crimean “self-defence units” had seized the parliament building in Simferopol and raised the Russian flag on top of it. The reporter, Alexey Kondulukov, interviewed a “witness” of the takeover, a certain Leonid Khazanov who claimed he even had helped the “self-defence units” carry loads into the parliament. Similar news was carried by other media, including Russian news agency ITAR-TASS and the Euronews Russia. The Russian-speaking

The same people are participating in Pro-Russian protests across Ukraine.

Some Russian media have been engaged in what appears a coordinated media war to justify Russian’s military intervention in Crimea. They are presenting it as if people of Ukraine are “begging” Russians to step in and protect them. However, most of the time the same so-called “beggars” are participating in those protests across Ukraine. Or you can just say “However, most of the time the same people are participating in

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