Western Ukrainian cities can join the EU by themselves

Summary

Western Ukrainian cities can join the EU by themselves.

Ukrainian nationalists should rally outside of Kiev, in cities like Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk, as some Western Ukrainian cities are  themselves more likely to join the EU, without the rest of Ukraine.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine's disintegration.

The European Union is made up of Member States. Only countries can join the EU, not cities.

The EU strongly supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. The EU continues to extend sanctions against Russia for its violations of Ukraine's territorial integrity.

Read similar debunks about Ukraine and it's "disintegration" here and here.

 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 147
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/04/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian, Ukrainian
  • Country: Europe, Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, Europe
  • Outlet: tvzvezda.ru/ dnr-hotline.ru/
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Notre Dame fire and Islamic terror attacks are probably linked

Now the French police tries to find out whether intentional arson was a reason of the fire of Notre-Dame and if it was, who then stands behind this intention? There were already publications in which recent attacks on churches in France are listed. The question of whether these attacks are links of the same chain arises by itself.

It is already clear to many people that these acts are the work of the Islamic State. Destruction of others shrines is a common practice for Islamists. What to say here about France which continues to accept migrants from the Middle East and North Africa in thousands. Worse is coming.

Disproof

The ongoing police investigation of the Notre Dame fire origin reveals that it was most likely due to a short circuit in a temporary elevator used for renovation works. The version of arson was not confirmed by any evidence.

Conspiracy claims based on false allegations. No dozen Churches were burnt in France recently. An accidental fire took place in a church in Grenoble last January, police concluded, reminds France3 in response to conspiracy theories claiming it was arson. Two minor arsons took place in Lavaur and Paris due to presence of homeless people in a church in one case and teenagers in the other one, as previously reported.

NATO is an obstacle to global security

As a result of its 2018 summit in Brussels, NATO has ceased to be a defensive alliance that contemplates the use of nuclear weapons only as an extreme measure. Instead it has become a “nuclear alliance” that no longer considers the use of nuclear weapons as an extreme measure. For this reason, NATO has become an obstacle to global security.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative that US and NATO’s nuclear policies are a threat to world peace and security. See previous cases here.

It is not true that NATO has ceased to be a defensive alliance, or that it no longer considers the use of nuclear weapons as an extreme measure.

Notre Dame fire: intelligence services responsible for arson

Churches in France began to burn after the new year and about a dozen have already burned down, many more have been desecrated. But the police spoke about the burning of temples by anarchists, not migrants, and there is a big difference there.

The Notre Dame fire was not an accident. In general, all these arsons and desecrations are the work of the special services. The mystery is only if it was done by the French or the American intelligence services.

Europe’s weakness is well within the sphere of US interests. And so the burning of churches in France is quite a reason for new protests.

Disproof

The ongoing police investigation of the Notre Dame fire origin reveals that it was most likely due to a short circuit in a temporary elevator used for renovation works. The version of arson was not confirmed by any evidence.

Conspiracy claims based on false allegations. No dozen of Churches were burnt in France recently. An accidental fire took place in a church in Grenoble last January, police concluded, reminds France3 in response to conspiracy theories pretending the arson. Two minor arsons took place in Lavaur and Paris due to presence of homeless people in a church in one case and teenagers in the other one, as previously reported.