Disinfo: Deployment of any missions at the Russia-Ukrainian border will contradict the Minsk Agreements

Summary

The issue of deploying a UN peacekeeping mission at the Russian-Ukrainian border in Donbas is off the table as it would be contradicting the Minsk agreements on the ceasefire in the eastern Ukrainian region.

Disproof

The Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements do not mention peacekeeping missions. www.osce.org/ru/cio/140221?download=true,
Instead, they do state that full Ukrainian government control has be restored over the state border, throughout the conflict zone. In addition, all foreign armed groups, weapons and mercenaries have to be withdrawn from Ukrainian territory under the OSCE monitoring.
Further debunk: theins.ru/antifake/71968,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 81
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22/09/2017
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: UN, War in Ukraine, Donbas, Minsk agreements
  • Outlet: Sputnik
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During the meeting of the Coordination Center for ensuring the introduction of a new electricity market in Kiev, the head of the National Commission regulating energy and utilities Dmitry Vovk said that electricity tariffs in Ukraine are the largest in Europe. “For a long time, for 25 years, there were very warm and paternal words about consumer protection. And now the tariffs for electricity in Ukraine are the largest in Europe,” Vovk said.

Disproof

Mr Vovk actually said the opposite. “For years we’ve heard sweet words from our politicians about consumer protection – as a result, electricity prices in Ukraine are the lowest in Europe. Our task is to guarantee stability and quality of service.”
According to a comparative electricity cost analysis by the European Statistical Agency Eurostat, Ukraine is in last place in terms of electricity prices. Ukrainians pay five European cents for a kilowatt hour of energy; Germans on average pay nearly thirty cents, Belgians 31 cents. The average price for electricity in Europe amounts to 17.7 cents per kilowatt hour, considerably more than what Ukrainians pay. www.stopfake.org/en/fake-ukraine-has-the-highest-electricity-prices-in-europe/,

Russia has done everything to maintain normal cooperation with the US

Russia has done everything to maintain normal cooperation with the US.

Disproof

A chain of events has led to the deterioration of Russia's relationship with the United States. A turning point was year 2014 when Russia illegally annexed Crimea from Ukraine and started to support the separatists in the East of Ukraine.
Further debunk: www.polygraph.info/a/who-is-guilty-of-destroying-us-russia-realtions-fact-check/28735904.html,

A Ukrainian watchtower on the border to Crimea is broadcasting Russian radio to Ukraine

The tower, built in the Kherson region – which was supposed to broadcast Ukrainian radio and television programs to the Crimea – broadcasts instead of this Russian radio to Ukraine.

Disproof

In fact, the broadcast from the watchtower in question does have content in Russian, but it is prepared in Ukraine to reach Crimea. It is Ukrainian content broadcast in Russian language.