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The Kremlin media fell for the April 1 joke EUObserver about Mistral in Luxembourg. A PHOTO

Кремлевские СМИ клюнули на первоапрельскую шутку EUObserver про Мистрали в Люксембурге. ФОТО

The Kremlin media were brutally played today by the European EUObserver using the article "France Sells" Mistrali to the European Union.

The text contains such a number of “fat hints” that any attentive reader cannot but notice them.

However, for journalists Russia Today, RIA Novosti, Gazeta.Ru, and so on. reality has long been transferred to the category of alternative, and they swallowed the bait. EUObserver reports: the ships that were previously destined for Russia and bore the names "Sevastopol" and "Vladivostok" would allegedly be called "Junker" and "Mogherini" in honor of European diplomats Jean-Claude Juncker and Federica Mogherini.

Кремлевские СМИ клюнули на первоапрельскую шутку EUObserver про Мистрали в Люксембурге. ФОТО

Then the journalists openly mocked: "Junker" in July will move to Luxembourg (the state has no access to the sea), and "Mogherini" - on the island of Lampedusa in Italy's Federica Mogherini, where the ultra-modern helicopter carrier will catch illegal migrants.

The text is scattered with a mass of "hints" - from the team of British cooks to the "triples" of representatives of the European Union (troikas - direct hello to the totalitarian USSR). The comic news spread so widely that the EUObserver was forced to give an official refutation.