During the year 2017, we have witnessed plenty of spectacular claims from pro-Kremlin mouthpieces, such as the imminent threat of civil war in Sweden, that an American plane dropped a nuclear bomb over Lithuania, and that the U.S. aims to occupy Europe. Among the things claimed most recently that didn’t happen, we find a clumsy Ukrainian soldier who didn’t blow himself up (it was a video made for fun), rape cases in Sweden that rose by 1,000 percent (in fact a rise of 1.4 percent since 2015) and Pope John Paul II claiming that the invasion of migrants has to stop (he just didn’t). Apart from this, we have also seen the usual pro-Kremlin narratives being repeated over and over again.
A year of Russian propaganda: 1,310 cases of Russian fakes debunked by EU watchdog
By Ukrainian Weekly Editor4 Mins Read