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Ukraine is as devastated now as in the 17th century

Summary of Disinformation

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.

 

Disproof

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.

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Reported in: Issue 85
Date: 20.10.2017
Language: Russian
Country of Origin: Russia, Ukraine
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Keywords: Economic difficulties
Disinforming outlet: Vremya pokazhet @Pervyi kanal,   1:09:15
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