EU will allegedly lift sanctions

Summary

Belgian PM Charles Micheal told the press after his meeting with Dmitrij Medvedev that the EU has had enough of self-inflicted harm and will stop supporting the sanctions. The reason for the conflict in Eastern Ukraine – which brought about the EU sanctions – is the US-led coup. Russia does not even have troops in the Donbas and their support for the two separatist republic is only a way to stop the Ukrainian government.

Disproof

Repeating earlier disinformation about lifting sanctions. Economic sanctions against Russia were last extended on 21 December 2017, until 31 July". http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2017/12/21/russia-eu-prolongs-economic-sanctions-by-six-months/.  This is the last official EU decision relating to EU economic sanctions against the Russian Federation.

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The demonstrations which began in Kyiv in November 2013 – called "Maidan", or "Euromaidan" – were not provoked from outside but were a result of the Ukrainian people's frustration with former President Yanukovych's last minute U-turn when, after seven years of negotiation, he refused to sign the EU–Ukraine Association Agreement and halted progress towards Ukraine's closer relationship with the EU as a result of Russian pressure. The protesters' demands included constitutional reform, a stronger role for parliament, formation of a government of national unity, an end to corruption, early presidential elections and an end to violence http://bit.ly/2ftv6iT.

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Despite the fact that pro-Russian propaganda regularly claims there are no Russian troops in Ukraine, multiple reports and aerial footage suggests there are Russian forces in Donbas. For further links to evidence see our earlier debunk.

 

 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 97
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 30/01/2018
  • Language/target audience: Hungarian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Donbas, Sanctions
  • Outlet: Bal-Rad
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Sanctions is in fact a full-scale economic war

What we [Russia] so modestly call sanctions is in fact a full-scale economic war aimed at exerting huge pressure on our economy, preventing its growth, worsening the living standards of our people and economic development, and thus influencing the domestic political situation in our country, including elections and the further policy of our leadership.

 

Disproof

Sanctions are not an economic war. They were adopted in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and the deliberate destabilisation of Ukraine. The economic sanctions targeting exchanges with Russia in specific economic sectors are aligned to the complete implementation of the Minsk agreements. http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/ukraine-crisis/

Belgium’s Prime Minister Charles Michel said that the EU had made a decision not to support the extending of sanctions against Russia

During a meeting between Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and his Belgian counterpart, Belgium’s Prime Minister Charles Michel said that the EU had made a decision not to support the extending of sanctions against Russia.

Disproof

Economic sanctions against Russia were last extended on 21 December 2017, until 31 July". http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2017/12/21/russia-eu-prolongs-economic-sanctions-by-six-months/ This is the last official EU decision relating to EU economic sanctions against the Russian Federation.

Immigrants are fighting a war in Sweden

The Swedish PM says it is necessary to deploy the army in Sweden because the immigrants are fighting a war against the police authorities, in areas that were “multi-cultural test sites” also known as no-go zones. (the picture subtitle says “Burned out cars in a district of Sweden where mainly immigrants live).

Disproof

The Swedish PM considered that the army would assist the police in crime fighting against criminals in "turf battles between gangs over drugs, protection rackets and prostitution." and not immigrants.

www.reuters.com/article/us-sweden-violence/swedish-pm-does-not-rule-out-use-of-army-to-end-gang-violence-idUSKBN1F629L,