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Interview: As a consequence of Maidan, Ukraine ended up without heat and with high electricity prices

Summary of Disinformation

Kirill Chubenko from Ukraine: As a consequence of the Euromaidan uprising, the situation of Ukrainians got much worse. Ukraine ended up without heat and with high electricity prices.





The author of the testimony turned out to be Vitaly Yurchenko, an employee of a Belarusian PR agency, hired to produce the footage. The whole material was produced in Belarus, too. Mr Yurchenko was recognised by his friends and eventually admitted to the fakery.

Channel One, which broadcast the material, issued a press release on December 7, in which it apologised for the incident and admitted that the person in the footage was not actually 'Kirill Chubenko'.

This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Euromaidan Ukrainian disintegration.

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Reported in: Issue 129
Date: 21.11.2018
Language: Russian
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus
Keywords: Energy, Ukrainian disintegration, Euromaidan
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Vesti @Channel One
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