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Kremlin media pecked at an April Fool’s EUObserver joke about the Mistrals in Luxembourg. A PHOTO

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

The Kremlin media were brutally raffled off by the European EUObserver today with the help of the article “France Sells” Mistral to the “European Union”.

The text contains so many "thick hints" that any attentive reader cannot fail to notice them.

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

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

Further, the journalists already openly mocked: “Junker” will be moved to Luxembourg in July (the state has no access to the sea), and “Mogherini” - to the island of Lampedusa in Italy, native to Federica Mogherini, where the ultramodern helicopter carrier will catch illegal migrants.

The text scattered a lot of "hints" - from the team of British cooks to the "triples" of representatives of the European Union (troikas - direct greetings to the totalitarian USSR). The joke was so widespread that EUObserver was forced to give a formal rebuttal.