Disinfo: Kyiv will not be able to host Eurovision due to lack of funds

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 47
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/11/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Eurovision
  • Outlet: Baltnews.lv
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Ukrainian Armed Forces are recruiting mercenaries from Croatia

Ukrainian Armed Forces are recruiting mercenaries from Croatia

Disproof

No evidence given to support this claim. The existence of paramilitary fighters or mercenaries from NATO or US-friendly countries is a recurrent narrative in Russian disinformation since at least 2014, and it prompted a diplomatic protest from Poland back then.

The picture used in the articles allegedly showing Croats fighting on the Ukrainian side in the conflict in Donbas first surfaced in 2015.

The economies of the Baltic states have collapsed

The economies of the Baltic states have collapsed.

Disproof

The Baltic countries have been a showcase of successful transformation after regaining independence following 50 years of Soviet occupation. This includes free market economies, well-functioning democratic institutions and legal system. More details here and here.