Disinfo: Despite the 2014 Ukrainian ban on doing business with the…

Summary

Despite the 2014 Ukrainian ban on doing business with the Russian Federation, Russia is the largest importer of weapons from Ukraine.

Disproof

Translation to Ukranian of the Life.ru disinformation article above.

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  • Reported in: Issue 61
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/02/2017
  • Language/target audience: Ukrainian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Big business
  • Outlet: Korrespondent
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There is a civil war going on in France, in…

There is a civil war going on in France, in 20 cities, rendering at least half of the French army on the streets.

Disproof

There is no civil war in France. It is a common narrative in pro-Kremlin disinformation to present European countries as if they are disintegrating.

The 700 tanks in the Donbas area could come from…

The 700 tanks in the Donbas area could come from three sources: spoils of war captured from the Ukrainian military, sold illegally by Ukrainian commanders or they could have simply been present on the seized territory.

Disproof

There is evidence that Russia has supplied and continues to supply the self-proclaimed separatist republics in Ukraine with military equipment. NATO published satellite photos showing Russian combat troops with sophisticated heavy weaponry inside Ukraine. There are also documents showing that when separatists seized Eastern Ukraine, only 25 T-64 tanks remained in the region. Further debunking at Stopfake bit.ly/2mNVdSU,

The residents of Kyiv will be paying more for electricity…

The residents of Kyiv will be paying more for electricity in order to finance the Eurovision 2017 song contest that the Ukrainian capital is hosting in May.

Disproof

The Kyiv city administration announced at the end of January that city residents would not be called on to finance the international contest and any information to the contrary was simply false. Further debunking at Stopfake bit.ly/2mlVxLr, .