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Fake: Majority of Ukrainians do not believe Ukrainian authorities’ statements about Russian aggression
Review: In a tried and true manner pro-Kremlin site Ukraina.ru distorted the words of a European political analyst to declare that the majority of Ukrainians do not believe Ukrainian authorities’ statements about Russian aggression in the east of the country and 63 percent of them consider the conflict to be a civil war. In fact Simon Weiss, a fellow at the German think tank Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, said that most Ukrainians – 63 percent -would like to see a regional rather than an international approach to solving the conflict in Donbas.
Review: The reported article from CyberBerkut (http://www.cyber-berkut.org/en/) is poorely sourced itself, and doesn't even claim what RT reports. There are no independent reports that Ukraine intended to do something like that.
Fake: Orthodoxy main enemy of the West according to Carl BildtWhen Carl Bildt was the Foreign Minister of Sweden, he said that Orthodoxy was the main enemy of the West
Review: The fake quote was debunked already three years ago, when it was first cited at http://www.b92.net/eng/news/region.php?yyyy=2014&mm=05&dd=14&nav_id=90316 and subsequently refuted by Carl Bildt as a complete fake https://twitter.com/carlbildt/status/466563814251847680.
Review: No compelling evidence for these allegations is provided. The recently published OSW report about the instrumental use of allegations of “russophobia” provides an understanding of why these allegations of a “russophobic attitude” by the Swedish media are being made: http://bit.ly/1kAeLsg
Fake: It is not the border between Norway and Russia that is problematic for Norway, but the border with Sweden and Finland
Review: The fact that refugees go just one way – into Norway but not into Finland – would suggest (according to Norwegian police and border guards) that the flow is somehow controlled: http://bit.ly/1LhUv3v Finnish media also report that Norway has substantial problems with the flow of refugees coming from Russia, and that there are discussions about the need to stop the flow of refugees from Russia: http://bit.ly/1Nzt7Qj
Review: Claims that the carefully conducted investigation by the Dutch Safety Board is inaccurate are refuted by the Dutch Safety Board’s own reports – the full report of the investigation and related material can be read here: http://bit.ly/1nRiUCw
Fake: A recent poll carried out by France’s Le Figaro newspaper has indicated that at least 72 percent of respondents want Syrian President Bashar Assad to remain in
Review: The result of the “poll” cannot be generalized since it was a “Friday online poll” by Le Figaro, which was not representative of the French public. For example, by way of contrast in a survey of 1,103 French people carried out by pollster BVA, 55 percent said they would support French action in Syria compared to 64 percent who were against in 2013. http://reut.rs/1SvGhU6
Fake: The migration crisis diverts attention from “American invasion” of the Baltic states and Poland
Review: Although new NATO outposts will be or already was established in Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Romania and Bulgaria, those will host only a few dozen military personnel. For the alliance, the new outposts are meant to establish a NATO presence without violating its 1997 promise not to permanently station troops on Russia’s borders. http://on.wsj.com/1OccNa0
Review: Soldiers from NATO countries are not influencing normal everyday life in Estonia.
Review: Carter said he had offered to provide Russia with accurate maps of Syria so its pilots could actually target Islamic State positions in the country—rather than U.S.-backed opponents of President Bashar al-Assad. http://theatln.tc/1Yd46C7