For more than 20 years, Ukrainian youth have been taught to hate Russia

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  • Reported in: Issue 163
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/09/2019
  • Language/target audience: , , Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Russophobia
  • Outlet: Vremya Pokhazhet @ Pervyi Kanal (11:23 - 11:32)
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The Netherlands indirectly admitted its own complicity in MH17 tragedy

The 35 for 35 prisoner swap between Ukraine and Russia once again revealed the two-faced stance of the so-called ‘Civilized World’ towards the MH17 tragedy in eastern Ukraine. Ahead of the prisoner swap, the Netherlands urged Ukraine to not hand over Vladimir Tsemakh to Russia.

By this move, the Netherlands admitted that it is not a neutral side and is not interested in an objective investigation of the MH17 tragedy. The Dutch side had a lot of time to question the supposed witness. However, this was not enough and it wanted the person to remain in Ukraine, where Tsemakh would be subjected to constant physical and psychological pressure. The Dutch government, which is allegedly a neutral side in the MH17 case, is de facto impeding the objective investigation of the tragedy.

 

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the downing of flight MH17  which attempts to question the legitimacy of the Joint Investigative Team, the JIT. Similar cases can be found here.

Volodymyr Tsemakh was released to Russia in a prisoner exchange performed 7 September. Mr. Tsemakh, a Ukrainian citizen, was detained on separatist-held territory by Ukrainian authorities in June 2019 on suspicions of being an accomplice in the shooting-down of the MH17. A thorough investigation into Mr. Tsemakh's connection to the case was published by Bellingcat in July.

The U.S. would like to resell Russian gas to Europe

It is not true that the Americans don’t want Russia to sell gas to Europe. On the contrary, the US is interested in purchasing gas from Russia to resell it at a high price.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about Nord Stream 2 pipeline, and the US presence in Europe.

U.S. sells its own gas to Europe. For example,  the White House reports that during the past year, Poland has also signed approximately 25 billion dollars’ worth of new contracts with U.S. firms to buy more than 6 billion cubic metres of U.S. liquefied natural gas.