Disinfo: Europe is deliberately destroying Ukraine, just as they destroyed the Baltics

Summary

Europe wants to replace Ukraine’s population with migrants from Africa and the Middle East. All young and fertile Ukrainians will move to Europe and lose their identity. Europe is deliberately destroying Ukraine, turning the country into a deserted ruin, just as they already did with the Baltics.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, with no evidence. In 2004 - 2013 the GDP per capita in the Baltic countries increased by an average 46% (p. 191). In 2017, according to World Bank data, GDP per capita (PPP) in each of the Baltic countries is lower than on average in the EU, but higher than in the Russian Federation. See more here. Ukraine is a priority partner for the European Union, also within the EU's Eastern Partnership. In addition to political support, the EU has pledged a €13.8 billion support package for the next few years to support the reform process. In addition, the EU is reinforcing its position as Ukraine's number one trading partner. Exports from Ukraine to the EU increased by 27% and Ukrainian imports from the EU by about 22% while overall trade increased by 24% in 2017. EU imports from Ukraine continue to increase and estimates predict a 5% increase in 2018.

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  • Reported in: Issue 134
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/01/2019
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Country: Africa, Middle East, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukraine, migration, Abandoned Ukraine, Ukrainian disintegration, Economic difficulties
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Poland and Ukraine have aggressive military intentions towards Belarus and Russia

The “military psychosis” of Poland and Ukraine and their plans to strengthen air defence systems reflect their aggressive intentions threatening Belarus and Russia. In light of the aggressive policy of the collective West, Poland acts as an “intermediary and vehicle”, whereas Ukraine serves as the “battering ram”.

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative on Western belligerence in general and of Poland and Ukraine in particular.

See earlier publications about the West preparing aggressive plans and encircling Russia.

Belarus survived six attempts of colour revolutions inspired by the West

In 25 years of Lukashenko’s rule the Belarusian state survived not less than six attempts of ‘colour revolutions’ inspired by foreign centres of power with the assistance of local collaborators. All these attempts failed due to high public support to the national authorities and good job done by Belarus’ law-enforcement agencies.

Disproof

No evidence presented to prove the multiple 'colour revolution' inspired by foreign entities in Belarus. The disinformation message is consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the Western attempts to instigate colour revolutions in EU neighbourhood.

Skripal took part in producing Trump dossier

Sergei Skripal took part in producing the Trump dossier. The supervisor of the former GRU agent Sergei Skripal at the British intelligence office was Christopher Steele, head of the Russian division at MI6. Steele is the author of the so-called “Russian dossier” on U.S. President Donald Trump, a report that talks about the alleged link between the current White House head and the Kremlin.

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal's poisoning and US elections. According to the Daily Mail and The Telegraph, the original information linking Skripal to the Trump dossier, detailing Donald Trump's alleged links to the Kremlin, was posted on a LinkedIn page, which is no longer available and "proved to be false".