Disinfo: The State Treasury Service of Ukraine only has enough money left for 10 days, Ukraine will collapse

Summary

The Treasury only has enough money left for 10 days. And a hungry person with weapons to hand, and with moral corrosion and moral decline, is dangerous.

Disproof

A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about Ukraine, portraying it as a failed state.

There is no reason to believe that the State Treasury Service of Ukraine only has enough money left for 10 days. The official authorities did not make such statements. According to the State Treasury Service of Ukraine, the Treasury had more than 15 billion hryvnias available in early November. This is more than at other times in 2020 and 2019; for example, the account had about 10 billion in April 2020 and nearly 8 billion in March 2019.

This claim was made by the former Minister of Transport and Communications Yevhen Chervonenko, who has previously made false allegations about Ukraine's economy, for example: "Without Russia, Ukraine would collapse economically".

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 221
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 18/11/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukraine, Abandoned Ukraine

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