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StopFake News #234 with Marko Suprun

Fake: Kyiv recognizes that Russia is protecting Donbas residents. Distortion: US delegation leader condemns NATO actions in the Black Sea. Touted Russian robot turns out to be… Korean

StopFake #212 with Marko Suprun

Fake: Russia attacks Ukrainian ships in the Kerch strait and accuses Ukraine of provoking the whole thing. Ukraine shells occupied Donbas after Kerch strait attack.

StopFake #205 with Marko Suprun

Fake: National Security chief urges Ukraine to prepare for war with Russia. President Poroshenko orders open fire in Donbas. Southeastern city of Dnipro strongly pro-Russian. Who wants to be an honorary citizen of Verona anyway?

Fake: National Security Chief Urges Ukraine to Prepare for War with Russia

Russian Defense Ministry television channel Zvezda published a news story claiming that Ukraine’s National Security Council Secretary Oleksander Turchynov urged Ukrainians to prepare for war with Russia. The claim however is based on a blatant distortion of what Turchynov actually said. Turchynov described huge Russian troop movements that indicated potential Russian incursions and said Ukrainians should be prepared for more war – as they have had to be since the

Russia Accuses Ukraine of Involvement in Syria Attacks on Russian Bases

Russia’s disinformation machine never tires of portraying Ukraine as an enemy. The latest manifestation of this narrative is to accuse Ukraine of involvement in a mysterious drone attack on Russian bases in Syria at Hmeimim and Tartus. Lenta.ru, Novaya Gazeta, RIAFan and other Russian media all carried this unsubstantiated accusation. Russian media cite the Defense Ministry’s General Staff Department of Construction and Development director Alexander Novikov, who said the kind

Fake: European Union Seeks To Improve Relations with Russia At Any Cost

Russian media distorted the words of Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite and Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser in order to create the impression that the European Union is seeking to improve relations with Russia at any cost. At the same time these fake Russian stories completely ignore the reasons for European sanctions and current tense relations with Russia, i.e., Moscow’s annexation of Crimea and its proxy war in eastern Ukraine. Pro-Kremlin

Fake: Crimea Benefits Economically from Reunification with Russia

Prosperity came to the Crimea with the arrival of Russian rule – declared the occupying Crimean authorities in a government report last week, buttressing their fake claims with figures and graphs.  Fakes about economic growth and prosperity in Crimea are regularly peddled in the Russian media. Meanwhile think tanks and centers who use real data in their analysis and the actual residents of Crimea paint a picture that is much

Investigation – Sex and lies: Russia’s EU news

By Andrew Rettman – Investigation – Sex and lies: Russia’s EU news (20.4.2017, EU Observer) Rape, paedophilia, incest, and sodomy – Russian media have targeted France and Germany for years with hundreds of fake or distorted stories, many of which were designed to incite sexual revulsion toward asylum seekers and the politicians who gave them shelter. Conspiracy theories about false-flag terrorist attacks and about Nazism have also featured in Moscow’s propaganda

Fake: Tillerson Names Conditions under Which Crimea Would Be Recognized as Russian

Scores of Russian media manipulated statements made by US Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson during his congressional confirmation hearing, claiming that Tillerson named the conditions under which America would be prepared to recognize Crimea as Russian territory. Russian state news agency TASS declared that Tillerson had named the terms under which Crimea would be recognized as part of Russia and Lenta.ru quickly followed suit claiming that he “clarified” those

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