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Pope Francis Urges Negotiations with Russia, Does Not Request Ukraine’s Surrender

Original article (in Albanian) was published on 11/3/2024; Author: Ilda Hoxha Claim: Pope Francis urged Ukraine to surrender and accept negotiations with Russia to prevent further casualties Rating: Missing context Pope Francis did not advocate for Ukraine’s surrender in its conflict with Russia, contrary to claims made in articles distributed online. Faktoje verified that the Pope […]

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The News Claiming a Planned Assassination of Macron in Ukraine Is False

Original article (in BCS) was published on 23/2/2024; Author: Amar Karađuz Claims that Ukrainian authorities planned to assassinate the French President to blame Russia and provoke a reaction in the West originated from a “deepfake” video. On February 15, 2024, the web portal Borba (.info) published an article about a supposed report by France 24 television, […]

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Borojević Claims “Dismemberment” of Ukraine, Draws Connections to Kosovo

Original article (in Montenegrin) was published on 13/2/2024; Author: Marko Vukajlović Saša Borojević, known for propagating conspiracy theories, continues to appear in Serbian media, reiterating various claims previously analyzed by Raskrinkavanje. In his latest comments on Ukraine, he stated: “Ukraine is a foregone conclusion; there’s little else to discuss. We should pray for an end to […]

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Manipulative Claims About the Russian Economy Being “the Strongest in Europe”

Original article (in Bosnian) was published on 14/2/2024; Author: Nerma Šehović Several media outlets have disseminated propagandistic assertions that the Russian economy is “the strongest in Europe,” even amid sanctions. These claims are a distorted interpretation of data released by the World Bank. An article with the following title was published on January 11, 2024:  How […]

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The Media Reported Rumors of Hidden Dead Ukrainian Soldiers as Confirmed News

Original article (in B/C/S) was published on 12/2/2024; Author: Nerma Šehović Several regional media outlets circulated a claim, sourced from social media rumors, alleging that the Ukrainian army has been secretly burying deceased soldiers in mass graves to evade compensating their families. This unverified assertion gained traction as “news” through a YouTube video produced by an […]

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Propaganda disinformation about the recruitment of people with Down syndrome in Ukraine

Original article (in BCS) was published on 19/01/2024; Author: Alena Beširević Claims that Ukraine is recruiting people with Down syndrome due to a lack of new soldiers come from pro-Russian sources and, apart from a video of questionable authenticity, there is no evidence to support such allegations. In an article published on the web portal Epoha […]

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IN4S Misrepresents Blinken’s Stance on Ukraine

Original article (in Montenegrin) was published on 10/01/2024; Author: Marko Vukajlović Anthony Blinken, the U.S. Secretary of State, held a press conference to address various topics, including Ukraine. He highlighted the significant financial support provided by the U.S., which amounts to $70 billion, alongside the European Union’s contribution of $110 billion. Blinken reinforced the message that […]

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“Politika” Republishes Fictional Journalist’s False Claim of Zelensky Fleeing to the USA

Original article (in Serbian) was published on 25/12/2023; Author: Teodora Koledin The article from the web portal Politika, published in early December, erroneously reported that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had obtained American citizenship and was planning to leave Ukraine. This claim was supported by an image purporting to be Zelensky’s naturalization certificate. Following Politika’s publication, similar […]

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Ukrainian TV’s Contentious Invite is Just a Joke

Original article (in Bosnian) was published on 12/1/2024; Author: Maida Salkanović A video making rounds on social media shows a Ukrainian TV presenter humorously encouraging unmarried women to cohabit with unmarried men as a means to save electricity and heating. Despite what is being claimed online, this video is intended as a joke. On December 10, […]

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Distorting Estimates of Russian Energy Sales Revenue

Original article (in BCS) was published on 13/12/2023; Author: Amar Karađuz In a widely shared Instagram post discussing Russian income from fossil fuel sales, there was a misleading statement claiming that the European Union (EU)“remains the largest importer of Russian energy products”. On November 17, 2023, the Instagram account pepo.politika posted a message asserting that […]