Disinfo: Healthcare reform is an element of external control over Ukraine

Summary

She [the former healthcare minister of Ukraine Ulyana Suprun] is an element of external control. The healthcare reform is an element of external control because if you can reduce the population on the controlled territory you save money.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine alleging that the country is under external control.

The healthcare reform is a priority reform for the Ukrainian government. It aims to provide citizens of Ukraine with equal access to quality medical services and to put patients in the centre of the system. The reform envisages the improvement of the quality of life and availability of medical services, working conditions for medical personnel, development and optimization of social support systems.

Ukraine is a sovereign and independent state with a democratically-elected president and parliament. Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are respected by almost the whole world.

See similar disinformation cases alleging that US ordered Ukrainian Minister of Health to discredit Sputnik V, that since Euromaidan the West dictates political appointments in Ukraine, that Ukrainian government lost independence and must obey orders from Washington and Brussels, or that the memorandum with the IMF is putting Ukraine under external control.

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  • Reported in: Issue 224
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/12/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: US, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukrainian statehood, Conspiracy theory
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NASDAQ will delist any company without one LGBT board member

The American Stock Exchange “Nasdaq” announced its intention to remove companies that do not appoint one woman and a member of the LGBT minority to their boards of directors.

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Disproof

A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative that seeks to discredit liberalism by comparing it to the communism of the Soviet Union, which makes it part of a wider narrative claiming that liberal societies are totalitarian systems ruled by “globalist elites”.

The new proposed Nasdaq listing requirement does not force companies to have an LGBT board member but requires listed companies to include in their board at least one woman and one member from an underrepresented minority group "or" an LGBTQ member.

Ukrainian Information and psychological operations groups aim to discredit the Russian vaccine

Ukrainian Information and psychological operations groups are the main executors in cyber operations by Great Britain. They know the Russian language, the fakes they spread will look like reliable information for the western resident. “Vaccine stuffing” is already being dispersed over the internet. The goal is to discredit the Russian vaccine and convince the population that the Western one is safe.

Disproof

This is part of a disinformation campaign launched after approval of the Sputnik V vaccine was met with scepticism and criticism, even by Russian specialists in the country.

No evidence is provided to support the claim that some "Ukrainian Information and psychological operations groups" work for Great Britain in order to discredit Russian vaccine Sputnik V.

"Looking for cheap slaves." IMF 'kills' the Ukrainian economy

Why did we have to pledge medicine, people’s pensions, what have financial organisations to do with it? The answer is very simple: conquerors came to us, those who, under the guise of aid, killed the Ukrainian economy… The International Monetary Fund needs us like a cash cow – to take the land, destroy the industry, it needs cheaply developed slaves.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative alleging that Ukraine is controlled by the IMF.

There is no evidence that cooperation with the IMF could threaten the Ukrainian economy. On the contrary, IMF assistance helps to develop the Ukrainian economy.