Russian trace in the anti-Dutch campaign of "Azov" Regiment

Author : Anton Herashchenko

Source : 112 Ukraine

The fake video, compromising Ukraine on the eve of the referendum in the netherlands, was distributed from the territory of Russia
10:03, 20 January 2016

Wall Street Journal

April 6 2015, a referendum on an EU agreement for closer relations with Ukraine will be held in the Netherlands.

The referendum was organized in accordance with the laws of the Netherlands, after some local, previously little-known public organization has collect the necessary signatures for a referendum.

If the majority of the citizens votes against the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU, it would be more problematic for the Government of the Netherlands to take part in the decisions on this issue.

Putin will do everything possible to ensure that the results of the referendum in the Netherlands has been negative for Ukraine. And it is quite expected.

He might use the whole arsenal of Russian propaganda in order to persuade the Dutch public opinion to vote against our country.

Blackmail, provocations, custom-made articles in the Dutch and international media, social networks might be used for provocations.

Last night a video appeared in the social networks, which demonstrates that supposed fighters of "Azov" National Guard Regiment with balaklavas and guns, with Ukrainian flag at their back, make a statement. The statement is made in Ukrainian and in English. ​​They voice the threats to the Netherlands, which, saying that if the referendum is failed, the members of Azov will payback the residents of the Netherlands.

The publication of this fake video on the web and the whole process of its promotion in Russian, Ukrainian and foreign media has been conducted from the territory of Russian Federation. It was monitored by Ukrainian specialists in the field of cybersecurity.

This is one of the first clumsy attempts of the false propaganda campaign that would happen in the next three months before the referendum.

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How to resist?

Ukraine should strike with Truth and immediate reaction to the Russia’s provocations.

So, this morning the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov and the commander of the "Azov" regiment MP Andriy Biletsky held a meeting with Ambassador of the Netherlands, Mr. Kees Jan René Klompenhouwer. They warned him that this is a kind of information provocation, traced by one of the enemies of Ukraine and the Netherlands.

Ambassador understood this situation, given the fact that the Netherlands and Ukraine have already been subjected to false propaganda campaign regarding the attack of the Russian military against Malaysian "Boeing", which caused death of 296 passengers, 60% of which were citizens of the Netherlands.

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