Saturday, 1st October 2022
<To guardian.ng
Search

Debunking claims Slovakia opposed NATO and is turning towards Russia

By France24
18 April 2022   |   10:46 am
The false claim that Slovakia opposes NATO and is instead turning toward Russia was made using a video posted on Twitter on March 10. However, the video takes out of context a protest involving Slovakian MPs from nationalist parties about an agreement between Slovakia and its NATO partner, the United States. Georgina Robertson and Sophie Samaille have the story.

Related

3 Apr
Russian and Ukrainian negotiators have concluded a round of peace talks, with both sides expressing cautious optimism. Russia says it will reduce some military activity "to increase mutual trust."
3 Apr
Beijing and Moscow have agreed to broaden bilateral cooperation and speak on global affairs "with a united voice," Russia said after talks between both countries' foreign ministers.
14 Apr
Scholz: 'We will decide on further measures against Russia in the coming days'
10 Apr
As Serbs prepare to vote in parliamentary and presidential polls on Sunday, members of Germany's Bundestag tell DW that they expect the government in Belgrade to make a clear break with Vladimir Putin's Russia.
6 Apr
This week, we start with some good news. Radiation levels are "quite normal" around Chernobyl. The head of the UN's nuclear watchdog confirms that Russian forces have pulled back from the site of Europe's worst-ever nuclear disaster. The IAEA is working with both sides to avoid Chernobyl again becoming a frontline in the war in Ukraine.
6 Apr
Is it a turning point? There's outrage over the carnage and desolation left behind by retreating Russian forces north of Ukraine's capital. We discuss war crimes accusations in the Kyiv suburb of Bucha and ask – now that the war's set to last – whether the Kremlin's ultimate objective is to occupy Ukraine or reduce it to rubble.
8 Apr
The Ukrainian president hit out at Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy, blaming them for the current war and suggesting their 2008 stance against admitting Kyiv to NATO was a clear "miscalculation" that emboldened Russia.
10 Apr
Russia is accused of committing atrocities against Ukrainian civilians in Bucha, a town outside Kyiv, where dozens of corpses were found following the Russian troop withdrawal. After images of some of these corpses were shared on Twitter by the Ukrainian defence ministry, Russian media and pro-Russian accounts claimed that the bodies in the footage were actors. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
10 Apr
A recent video released by a Russian government-linked account interviews Marianna Vishegirskaya, a victim of the March 9 Russian air strike on a maternity hospital in Mariupol. The Kremlin falsely claims that this woman, a beauty blogger from Mariupol, was an actress who faked the photos of the attack in eastern Ukraine. We take a closer look in this edition of Truth or Fake.
6 Apr
Papers react to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's speech to the UN, with some agreeing that the Security Council's veto power is preventing the body from fulfilling its mission. In France, the death of a Jewish man in a Parisian suburb is prompting reactions on the campaign trail, despite there being no evidence so far that it was provoked by anti-Semitism. Finally, we look at a call for candidates to count penguins at a post office in Antarctica.
8 Apr
Since invading Ukraine, Russian armed forces have hit nearly 100 medical facilities. Attacks on health care infrastructure are classified as war crimes, but perpetrators have historically evaded justice. DW investigates.
8 Apr
Ukraine's president spoke to the UN Security Council by video link on Tuesday. In his first speech to the body since Russia's invasion, Volodymyr Zelensky called for accountability. His plea followed the discoveries of civilian victims in the town of Bucha, killings that Zelensky says are tantamount to attempted genocide and war crimes committed by Russia. We take a closer look.