Disinfo: EU is only helping Ukraine to fight coronavirus with words

Summary

Volodymyr Zelenskyy calls up Merkel, discusses the Donbas and the fight against the virus, and asks for help. However, he realises that they can only help Ukraine with words. But perhaps it’s important for him to show that Europe is still with Ukraine.

Disproof

The recurring Kremlin disinformation narrative about 'abandoned' Ukraine, disintegration of the European Union.

The EU is continuing to support Ukraine even in the face of the global crisis caused by the pandemic. The first support package for Ukraine for the pandemic is approximately €80 million to support the health system. The EU will help address social issues: help older people, online education, child care and providing credit support to small and medium-sized businesses.

In general, the European Union allocated €140 million to the Eastern Partnership countries for the most urgent needs to fight against coronavirus. In addition to Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia and Moldova will also receive financial aid. The European Commission will also redistribute €700 million to help mitigate the socio-economic impact of the crisis caused by the coronavirus.

More on the targeted EU response to support partner countries' efforts in tackling the coronavirus pandemic here.

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  • Reported in: Issue 192
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05/04/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: EU, Ukraine
  • Keywords: coronavirus, Ukraine, EU, Abandoned Ukraine
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No Russian soldiers in Donbas

Former U.S ambassadors to Ukraine suggested on the site of the NPR that in the context of the coronavirus Russia could be pressured to give back Crimea to Ukraine and stop the conflict in Donbas. The Kremlin noted that Russia has no reason to leave the territory of the Donbas because it has never been there.

Disproof

This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the war in Ukraine.

The EU has condemned clear violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity by acts of aggression by the Russian armed forces since February 2014.

It is the end of the European Union because of coronavirus

This confirms what everybody is thinking: this is it, the European Union is finished. Germany can help its people and is doing that. Italy cannot help its own people and is not helping it. It’s over, there is no European Union.

Disproof

This claim exploits the coronavirus pandemic to push a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the EU's alleged imminent collapse.

One of the main pro-Kremlin narratives relating to the pandemic is that the EU is failing to cope with the COVID-19 crisis and, as a result, is disintegrating, together with the border-free Schengen area. In particular, this narrative of failure and lack of EU solidarity is trending after the delivery of Russian aid to Italy.

Bill Gates, Rockefeller and Co aspire to a population reduction; the survivors will be poisoned with vaccines

We may be looking at a complete collapse of our western economy, and growing misery- for the masses. – What will happen to these people, without jobs, without incomes, many of them may also lose their homes, as they will not be able to pay their mortgages or rents? – They may die from famine, diseases of all sorts, despair – the desired world population reduction that Bill Gates, Rockefeller and Co aspire. It may be part of and the beginning of their sinister eugenics plan.

The doomsday picture may continue as all the bankrupt small and medium size enterprises – including airlines, tourist industries – et al, will be bought up by huge monopolies, that already exist, Google, Amazon, AliBaba and more. Mergers of gigantic proportions may take place. It may be the last shift of capital from the bottom to the top in our era of civilization as we know it.

A global vaccination program with toxins and DNA-altering proteins contained in the injected immune-serum may be forced upon the surviving population. Included within the injection of vaccine may be a nano-chip, that people are not aware of, but that may be uploaded with all your personal data, from health records, to traffic violations, to your bank account – so that you can be followed, surveyed and watched over – every step you take. And every dissenting view you voice will be recorded and listened to, and you may be punished by your money being confiscated or a drone may do away with you, depending on the gravity of the dissent. Yes, the implantation of a nano-chip is a reality.

Disproof

An unfounded conspiracy theory, sharing a recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative about "secret elites" controlling world leaders.

See related pro-Kremlin disinformation cases about the coronavirus.