Disinfo: American media questioned the legitimacy of the "neo-Nazi regime" in Ukraine

Summary

The American media questioned the legitimacy of the “neo-Nazi regime” in Ukraine. American politicians do not take into account the fact that they are dealing with a “neo-Nazi” state.

Disproof

Firstly, there is no "neo-Nazi regime" in Ukraine. Moreover, the far-right ‘Right Sector’ (often depicted as "fascists" or "Nazis" by pro-Kremlin outlets) gained only 1.8% of the votes, far short of the threshold needed to enter parliament. Ukraine's electorate clearly voted for unity and moderation, not separatism or extremism, and the composition of the parliament reflects that bit.ly/2dFFEdi, Secondly, the blog of Jeremy Kuzmarov, an American historian, in the Huffington Post does not represent the opinion of the American media. Huffington Post stresses that the authors control their work themselves and are able to post freely to the website. www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/no-to-arming-ukraine_us_59a06905e4b0d0ef9f1c1385, Further debunking: www.stopfake.org/en/fake-american-media-question-the-legitimacy-of-ukraine-s-neo-nazi-regime/,

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  • Reported in: Issue 79
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/09/2017
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Media, Nazi/Fascist
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Angela Merkel has said: "If I want, you will read in tomorrow's newspapers that 98% of the population is happy with my policies."

Angela Merkel has said: “If I want, you will read in tomorrow’s newspapers that 98% of the population is happy with my policies.”

Disproof

Angelma Merkel hasn't said so. The small print in the picture says "In (Satira) Veritas Uwe Ostertag”. The author is Uwe Ostertag. According to Correctiv, he is a "professional troll". Further debunking: correctiv.org/echtjetzt/artikel/2017/09/06/fake-news-tiefer-geht-immer/,

Open borders with EU will further increase unemployment in Moldova

If Moldova opens the borders with Ukraine and the EU, Ukraine will invade Moldova with dairy products and the EU with meat and other kinds of products. It will be impossible to create new jobs in the country.

Disproof

No evidence given. According to the IBM Global Location Trends report for 2017, Moldova ranks sixth in the world in terms of the number of jobs created in 2016, taking into account population. The result of Moldova is largely due to the entry of some automotive companies in the market. www.mold-street.com/?go=news&n=6377, The EU is the most important trading partner for the Republic of Moldova. eeas.europa.eu/delegations/moldova/1538/republic-moldova-and-eu_en, Around two thirds (66%) of Moldova's exports went to the EU in 2016, followed by Russia (12%) and Belarus (5%). In 2016, the exports from the EU to the Republic of Moldova have decreased by 2%. Key EU exports are machinery and appliances, mineral products, transport equipment, and chemical products. The economic analyst from "Expert-Grup", Vadim Gumene says in the report (published in April 2017) "Evolution of the Moldova-EU trade flows after 2 years of DCFTA implementation" that the import of agri-food products from the EU registers a decrease of 15% during the period from 2014 to 2016. www.expert-grup.org/en/biblioteca/item/1409-evolutia-fluxurilor-comerciale-rm-ue-dupa-2-ani-de-implementare-a-zlsac/1409-evolutia-fluxurilor-comerciale-rm-ue-dupa-2-ani-de-implementare-a-zlsac,