Disinfo: German and Turkish companies are willing to cooperate with Crimea

Summary

German and Turkish companies are willing to cooperate with Crimea and Turkish authorities will not interfere.

Disproof

Neither Germany's nor Turkey's official position on Crimea has changed. Furthermore, no evidence is given for the claims and the named companies have no information about these claims on there websites. Further debunking from StopFake here.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 48
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/11/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Turkey, Ukraine, Germany
  • Keywords: Crimea
  • Outlet: Ria Novosti
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The EU has become the vassal of the US

The EU has become the vassal of the US.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about US presence in Europe, portraying Europe as a vassal of the USA. Russian disinformation sources like to claim that almost all European countries are no longer truly sovereign and the United States dictate EU and member states policies.

The EU Member States are sovereign countries and make sovereign decisions about their own security and policies. Possible NATO/ US military presence and support in the EU Member States is possible only on the basis of the clear request/ consent of the hosting nation. The US is an important ally to the EU but EU policy is not determined by the US, as explained by the EU High Representative.

Trump’s victory gives Ukraine a chance to establish democracy

Trump’s victory gives Ukraine a chance to establish democracy, to become a neutral country, to abandon plans to join NATO, restore economic relations with Russia and to enter into the Customs Union, which is being created by Putin.

Disproof

Ukraine is already a democracy, recognized by the international community. Democratic, competitive and generally well-organised presidential and parliamentary elections were held in 2014 and local elections in 2015, as stated by the OSCE election monitoring body. Ukraine's Euroatlantic course remains in place regardless of future US administration policy.