Disinfo: Europe has always provided Ukraine with misfortunes, grief and deaths

Summary

Europe has always provided Ukraine with misfortunes, grief and deaths. Whenever Ukraine united with Russia, they always prospered.

Disproof

The EU is both currently and historically the biggest international donor to Ukraine, and has proposed an overall support package of at least €11bn to help stabilise the economic and financial situation. // For Ukraine's "prospering" during the period of USSR, see e.g. Timothy Snyder's "Bloodlands".

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue64
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22/03/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Historical revisionism, Europe

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Disproof

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Disproof

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