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Poroshenko dismissed and ignored in Paris

Summary of Disinformation

Poroshenko was invited at the last moment to the Paris commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. His plane was parked far away from other leaders’ airplanes at the Charles de Gaulle airport, and US president Donald Trump refused to shake Poroshenko’s hand.


No evidence given, TV show uses misleading footage to justify false messages. The Ukrainian president was invited to Paris at the same time as all the other delegations. The TV show refers to a tweet by spokesperson of the Ukrainian president Svyatoslav Tsegolko to make the claim about the last minute invitation, but there is no such tweet.

The Ukrainian airplane was parked where there was room at the airport, next to the Boeing 747 of the Qatar Emir. The image shown in the program is zoomed in to not to show the surrounding aircrafts.

As for Trump, it would have been physically impossible to shake hand with Poroshenko from where he stood. The image shown is misleading because of the perspective. Poroshenko was seated at the second row and six persons to the left of Trump, several meters away from the US president.

The program ignores the fact that at the Paris peace forum, leaders of France, Germany and Ukraine discussed the elections held by Russian-backed separatists in Donbas and condemned them as illegitimate. Russia's president was not part of the meeting.

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Reported in: Issue 125
Date: 11.11.2018
Language: Russian
Country: Russia, Ukraine, US, France
Keywords: WWI, Abandoned Ukraine, Donald Trump, Petro Poroshenko
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Vesti Nedeli @Rossiya 1, time 44:00
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