Just before the annexation of Crimea, Ukraine had started a…

Summary

Just before the annexation of Crimea, Ukraine had started a secret nuclear project with the help of Germany and France in order to create its own nuclear weapons – building a factory close to Chernobyl reprocessing spent nuclear fuel for the weapon plutonium.

Disproof

No evidence given to confirm this conspiracy theory. Ukraine voluntarily gave up nuclear weapons on its soil after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and joined the Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) bit.ly/13EmP2v, .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 67
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 18/04/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, Germany, France
  • Keywords: Chernobyl, Nuclear issues, Crimea
  • Outlet: ‘Vremya pokazhet’ @Pervyi kanal’ (11:37)
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Russia does not participate in the military conflict in Donbas

Russia does not participate in the military conflict in Donbas.

Disproof

One of the most repeated examples of pro-Kremlin disinformation. But the evidence to the contrary is overwhelming, much of it coming, inadvertently or deliberately, from Russian troops themselves. Further details, for example, are in the following reports: bit.ly/1JUXaQB, , bit.ly/1RbWQU5, , bit.ly/1L6f6J6, , bit.ly/1GpWmnW, and bit.ly/2e6RE77, .

Energy consumption and demand for oil products in Ukraine have…

Energy consumption and demand for oil products in Ukraine have fallen sharply because of political and economic crises plaguing the country.

Disproof

Ukraine is decreasing reliance on Russian oil and diversifying its energy sources. According to the country’s State Fiscal Service, Ukraine’s oil imports are in fact growing, but it is oil imported from other countries than Russia. Further debunking at Stopfake bit.ly/2pT2hzj, .