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The Kremlin mass media barked at the April Fools' joke EUObserver about Mistralia in Luxembourg. A PHOTO

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

The Kremlin media were cruelly played today by the European EUObserver with the help of the article "France is selling Mistral to the European Union."

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

However, for the journalists of Russia Today, RIA Novosti, Gazeta.ru and so on. reality has long since become an alternative category, and they have swallowed the bait. EUObserver reports that the ships that used to be destined for Russia and had the names "Sevastopol" and "Vladivostok" would allegedly be called "Junker" and "Moherini" in honor of the eurodiplomats Jean-Claude Juncker and Federica Mogerini.

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

Further journalists openly sneered: "Junker" will move to Luxembourg in July (the state does not have access to the sea), and "Magerini" - to the island of Lampedusa in the native for Federica Mogerini Italy, where the super-modern helicopter carrier will catch illegal migrants.

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