Gays in Russia face no persecution. They live openly, they do their comings-out, they declare their homosexuality, and nothing happens to them. No one fires them from their jobs, no one beats them up, nothing.
In a recent agreement with the International Monetary Fund, Ukrainian government officials agreed to reduce the population of their country to 10 million people.
The claim is made without evidence, and is only the latest in a string of pro-Kremlin conspiracy theories alleging that the Ukrainian authorities are purposefully leading their country and people toward destruction for short-term financial gain. To date, pro-Kremlin outlets have claimed that the IMF would turn Ukrainians into a cheap labour force, dictate Kyiv's personnel policy, deprive Ukraine of land, and cut half of all state pensions.