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Europe supported Ukraine as an anti-Russian project and for this Ukrainians paid a colossal price

Summary of Disinformation

Europe supported Ukraine as an anti-Russian project and for this the Ukrainian nation paid a colossal price. The price was Crimea, civil war in Donbas, tens of thousands of dead, a destroyed economy. And today the price is also the dismantlement of Poroshenko’s regime.

Ukraine as a political nation has a very bleak outlook, and even the Europeans – those who are paying the money – are now thinking whether it was worth it.

Disproof

This is a disinformation message that combines several recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about abandoned and failing Ukraine, Ukrainian statehood, the annexation of Crimea, and the war in eastern Ukraine.

In fact, the Ukrainian economy has been growing.

Overwhelming evidence confirms that Russia is sending mercenaries to Donbas. It is not a civil war. The European Union stated in July 2014 that "arms and fighters continue flowing into Ukraine from the Russian Federation", and continues to condemn clear violations of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity by acts of aggression by the Russian armed forces.

This disinformation message appeared after the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe voted to reinstate Russia's voting rights. The European Union and the Council of Europe are two separate entities. The European Union continues to support the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine, and maintains a strict non-recognition policy with regard to the illegal annexation of Crimea, as well as sanctions against Russia. The Council of Europe has also condemned the illegal annexation of Crimea.

The European Union continues to support independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine, as well as the reform process within the country.

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Reported in: Issue 156
Date: 25.06.2019
Language: Russian
Country: Europe, Ukraine, EU
Keywords: Council of Europe, Abandoned Ukraine, War in Ukraine, Crimea, Ukrainian statehood
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Vremya Pokhazhet @ Pervyi Kanal (50:43 - 51:54)
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