East StratCom disinformation claim:
The German tabloid Bild claims that Putin was behind the Cologne sexual assault attacks last year. This is proof that Western media are demonising Vladimir Putin.
Documentation for claim
published by Úvodní strana | ParlamentniListy.cz – politika ze všech stran
Period/date: 14. December 2016
Wrong translation from the English source (http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/742970/Putin-ordering-migrant-sex-attacks-oust-Angela-Merkel-German-tabloid). According to Express.co.uk, an expert said to Bild that Putin could create such incidents in the future in order to influence German elections.
Documentation for the debunk
published by Latest UK and World News, Sport and Comment | Daily Express
This information is reported by Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http:, wwweuropeanvalues net/kremlinwatch/ in Disinformation Review issue 52. The item is located at row number 34 in the report.