Disinfo: Kyiv shuts off water to Donbas without any explanation

Summary

Without warning or explanation, Kyiv cut off water supplies to Luhansk. This is a genocide Ukrainian style.

Disproof

Kyiv did not cut the water to Luhansk, Luhanske Enerhetychne Obyednannia, (LEO) the regional utility company has warned countless times that both consumer and corporate electricity accounts located on separatist controlled territory that were not paying their bills, particularly such companies as Popasnianska Vodokanal pumping station, would be cut off. LEO reports that it is in a precarious financial position because of the millions of unpaid bills, which has led to its accounts being frozen by the National Energy and Public Services Regulatory Commission. One pro-Kremlin site referred to this as a genocide, a word that is often used in pro-Kremlin disinformation but seldom refers to the actual crime against humanity euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=genocide&disinfo_issue=&date=, . Further debunking by Stopfake.org www.stopfake.org/en/fake-kyiv-shuts-off-water-to-luhansk-without-explanation/, .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 92
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/12/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian disintegration, Genocide
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The exclusion of Russia from Winter Olympics has been done in order to humiliate Russia

The exclusion of Russia from Winter Olympics has been done in order to humiliate Russia on the anniversary of the Soviet counter-offensive near Moscow during WWII and avenge the victories of Russia at the Sochi Olympics in 2014. This is proven by the date of the announcement; December 5 – the day of the beginning of the Soviet troops’ counter-offensive near Moscow, in 1941 during WWII. It is done symbolically, to try to humiliate Russia.

Disproof

No evidence given for this bizarre historic linkage. . It was the systematic state sponsored doping program in Russia that made the IOC decide this www.olympic.org/news/ioc-suspends-russian-noc-and-creates-a-path-for-clean-individual-athletes-to-compete-in-pyeongchang-2018-under-the-olympic-flag, . Russian athletes not convicted of doping will be allowed to compete under Olympic flag. According to the rules of the IOC, any attempt to blockade or blackmail the Olympics means the exclusion from participation in the Games for up to 8 years.

The Olympics have never been about sports, but war

The Olympic movement is not only really sports. Originally in Antiquity, and then revived by Coubertin, as a sublimation of war. Because ‘Citius, Altius, Fortius’ are Olympic slogans: “Faster, Stronger and Higher”. ‘Fortius’ is interpreted from Latin not only as “Stronger”, but also as “More courageous”. That is, strength and courage was offered to measure. Not in combat, but in sports competitions.

Disproof

No evidence given. This is seemlingly another attempt to present the world as aggressive and phobic against Russia.

The anti-Russian sanctions of the US have not had any effect

The sanctions do not work.

Disproof

There are various estimates of losses because of sanctions imposed on Russia: both what the countries that imposed sanctions have lost and what Russia itself has lost. In April 2017, for example, while being in Moscow, Idriss Jazairy, the first OHCHR Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights, announced that Russia had lost US $ 52-55 billion or about 1% of GDP because of the sanctions imposed in response to the annexation of Crimea. At the end of 2014, Anton Siluanov, Russia's finance minister, reported that Russia was losing US $ 40 billion a year because of the sanctions or 2% of its GDP. In January 2016, Alexei Likhachev, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of Russia, estimated losses as € 25 billion for 2015. Other Russian experts estimated Russia's GDP losses for 2014-2017 as 6% of GDP (see Russian sources in Russian: https://www.rbc.ru/economics/28/04/2017/590332b69a7947ae385244b0 ).