Disinfo: Ukraine is as devastated now as in the 17th century


What is happening now, and in principle in the last decade in Ukraine, reminds a historical period of “Ruina” [ruin or devastation] in Ukraine from 1657 to 1687. After the reunion with Russia, real ruin and chaos began in Ukraine.



No evidence of the “complete devastation” in Ukraine today. The GDP of this country increased by 2.4% in the second quarter of 2017 comparing to 2016. Ukraine's gold and currency reserves reached US $ 18.6 billion in September 2017 (in 2014 - US $ 7.5 billion).

Read more about the prolonged state of chaos that contemporaries called “the Ruin" here.


  • Reported in: Issue 85
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/10/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Economic difficulties
  • Outlet: Vremya pokazhet @Pervyi kanal,   1:09:15
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Ukraine is an artificially created structure that cannot function independently without the West.

Ukraine is an artificially created structure. It cannot function independently. It retains its territorial integrity only and exclusively because it is needed by the Western orderer as an uncomfortable neighbor for Russia.



Recurring disinformation. Ukraine is a legitimate state with a legitimate government recognized by all the the UN members and functioning due to the democratic President and Parliament elections held after in 2014.

USSR forced the West to form a middle class, overcome segregation and develop education and human rights.

As an answer to the challenges from the USSR became the formation of a powerful middle class, development of education, guaranteeing human rights, and overcoming permitting segregation [in the West].



Powerful middle class, high standards of education, human rights, overcoming segregation etc. are the result of the Western democracy’s development throughout its centuries-old history, not the Bolshevik revolution in 1917.

Baltic states are dying quietly because they chose not to be with Russia

Like the Eastern Europe, Ukraine cannot exist normally without Russia. And because of the strategic choice has been made without Russia, it will not be dying quietly, like the Baltic states [are dying]. It is too big for this.

And the resources of Europe are not enough for Ukraine. Therefore, Ukraine – when it made a strategic choice without Russia – it will die. It will be dying messy and untidy.



Despite the fact that some experts call Baltic countries “Baltic Turtles”, the economies of these states are growing up these years as well as the GDPs of Poland and Czech Republic.

The EU has pledged €12.8 billion support package for the next few years to support the reform process in Ukraine.