Bundestag delegation to visit Crimea

Summary

A delegation from the German Parliament will visit Crimea next year.

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about "official delegations" allegedly visiting Crimea.

The German politician mentioned by RIA Novosti as a source is not a member of Bundestag, but the chairman of the Left faction in the Quakenbruck council, in Germany.

The European Union does not recognise and continues to strongly condemn this violation of international law. Germany's position regarding Crimea is very clear "Ukraine’s territorial integrity is not negotiable", as stated by the Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Further debunking by The Insider.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 128
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27/11/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, Germany
  • Keywords: Crimea
  • Outlet: RIA
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Ukrainian ships seized in the Kerch Strait were gifted by the USA

Two Ukrainian ships seized by Russia in the Kerch Strait were gifted to Ukraine by the US.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on Ukraine and Azov Sea.

The seized boats have been identified as Gyurza-M-class artillery boats, which are manufactured by the Kyiv-based Kuznya na Rybalskomu ship building and armament firm.

Ukrainians will be deprived of syringes and bandages

The Ukrainian authorities will deprive their citizens of medical supplies, such as syringes and bandages. The Ukrainian pharmacies will no longer be allowed to sell such materials. The population will be left without pharmacies.

Disproof

In fact, the Ukrainian law on Medicines will be updated with few changes which will reinforce control and quality of the provided services. It is not mentioned that Ukrainian pharmacies will not longer be able to sell medical supplies.

Further debunking by Stop Fake.

Ukrainian Government to ban school education

Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine wants to replace secondary education with homeschooling and pedagogical patronage. The teachers are fleeing into Russia, Belarus and EU.

Such initiatives prove a collapse of the general educational system in Ukraine, since the state does not have enough funds to support a large number of schools.

Disproof

No evidence given.

In fact, the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine intends to add alternative forms of education. At the moment, the Ukrainian law “On General Secondary Education” mentions only two forms of education: general and external studies. According to the proposed modifications, it would include also homeschooling and pedagogical patronage. These modifications are not meant to replace the school education, but to help children who have special educational needs. The Ukrainian Government has increased school funding over the past years. Read more about Ukraine's budget for education here.