Disinfo: NATO uses Ukraine in its aggressive plans against Russia

Summary

NATO uses Ukraine in its aggressive plans against Russia. Ukraine is just a “wick in the bomb prepared by NATO against Russia”.

Disproof

Repeating groundless disinformation. All NATO states as well as all EU member states respect the sovereignty of Ukraine. The deteroriation of relationships between Russia and most of the free world resulted from Russia's military aggression against Ukraine.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 34
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05/07/2016
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, Russia
  • Keywords: Anti-Russian, NATO
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The West does not care about Ukraine anymore, everyone has...

The West does not care about Ukraine anymore, everyone has forgotten about Ukrainians.

Disproof

The EU is helping Ukraine through various very concrete means: first of all, the entry into force of the Association Agreement between the EU and Ukraine on 1st of January 2016 offers duty free (for most products) access to the largest market in the world to Ukrainian companies; second, the EU has granted cheap and long term loans to Ukraine to help the country to stabilized its economy: 2,2 bn € have been disbursed already; third, the EU (whose Member States represent altogether the largest IMF shareholder) is strongly supporting the IMF loans and programmes which have helped to stabilize the economic situation in Ukraine and will continue to help the country to reform its economy; fourth, the EU is providing substantial budget support, technical assistance and loans to the businesses through the EIB.