Criminality in Ukraine is now worse than during the 1990s

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  • Reported in: Issue 77
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/07/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: War in Ukraine
  • Outlet: ukraina.ru
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According to testimony from some Frontex members, US boats carry…

According to testimony from some Frontex members, US boats carry migrants to Europe. // Up to 40 % of the Turks in Germany live off welfare.

Disproof

No evidence given, conspiracy theory. // According to sources from 2013, approximately 21,5% of Turks in Germany were unemployed. Various sources from different years shows that this number is relatively stable bit.ly/2tZYZyG, .

Petro Poroshenko became the president of Ukraine due to the…

Petro Poroshenko became the president of Ukraine due to the coup in 2014.

Disproof

The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction of large parts of the Ukrainian population to former President Yanukovych’s sudden departure from the Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013. The 2014 presidential election in Ukraine was a genuine election largely in line with international commitments and respecting fundamental freedoms, despite the hostile security environment in two eastern regions of the country. According to the OSCE (of which Russia is a participating State) "the people of Ukraine had the opportunity to genuinely express their will at the ballot box" bit.ly/1hqcDuR, . Similarly, Ukraine’s local elections in October 2015 were competitive and generally showed respect for the democratic process bit.ly/1VUL9V5, .