Russian fake news over past day: Biolabs in Kharkiv, fuel scheming amid shortage in Ukraine

Russian fake news over past day: Biolabs in Kharkiv, fuel scheming amid shortage in Ukraine

The Center for Countering Disinformation at the National Security and Defense Council has published a selection of manipulative and fake news that Russian propaganda circulated as of the morning of May 14.

The Center posted the report on Facebook, Ukrinform saw.

In particular, the Russian Defense Ministry claimed that "against the background of the mounting fuel crisis in Kharkiv region, militants with nationalist battalions cynically speculate on illegally misappropriated fuel coupons intended for ambulances and other emergency services." The Center warns that this is fake news.

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Russian propaganda also spread the following misinformation, citing Russia's permanent representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzia, who said that in Russia "there is information that American scientists allegedly tested potentially hazardous biological drugs on patients at Kharkiv Regional Clinical Psychiatric Hospital No. 3." Similar experiments were allegedly conducted at Psychiatric Hospital No. 1 in the village of Strelecha, Kharkiv region. However, none of this is true.

In addition, Russian State Duma Deputy Oleg Morozov said that by its statement about Russia, Poland allegedly encourages the Kremlin to "put it in the first place in the line for de-Nazification after Ukraine." This message being spread is due to the "harsh statements about Russia."

As Ukrinform reported, Russia is spreading fake messages accusing Ukraine of allegedly creating bio laboratories with the support of American pharmaceutical companies Pfizer, Moderna, and Merck.

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