Disinfo: Poroshenko is preparing a provocation near Crimea to disrupt the elections


  • Reported in: Issue 136
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 08/02/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Provocation, Petro Poroshenko, Elections, Crimea


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Latvia instigates EU quarrel with Russia

Latvia is instigating the EU to quarrel with Russia. The Latvian MEP Sandra Kalniete obtained European Parliament’s support on the issue of revising the EU strategic partnership agreement with Russia.


No evidence given. Pro-Kremlin conspiracy theory about Baltic states and Russophobia.

The draft report on the state of EU-Russia political relations takes into consideration the previous European Parliament resolution, Foreign Affairs Council conclusions, the Minsk agreement and the current situation.

Large number of MEPs did not vote for anti-Maduro resolution

150 European Parliament members voted against a resolution that would impose sanctions and an ultimatum on Maduro and recognise a parallel president, who is the chairman of Parliament.


Manipulated numbers, employed to promote a Russia-backed, pro-Maduro narrative on Venezuela.

With a vast majority of 439 votes in support, to 104 against and 88 abstentions, the European Parliament on 31 January recognized Juan Guaido as the legitimate interim president until “new free, transparent and credible presidential elections can be called in order to restore democracy.” The same resolution also reiterated the European Parliament’s full support for the National Assembly and condemned “fierce” repression and violence.

The “Brussels occupation” has already cost Estonia 2.5 times more than the Russian and Soviet one

For a couple of decades in the EU, the damage from the “Brussels occupation” was 2,5 times higher than of its 300 years stay in Russia and the USSR.

The population has also decreased: from 1.57 million in 1990 to 1.32 million in 2017. The “EU occupation” of Estonia led the country to massive emigration.

Estonia is not capable to maintain its infrastructure at least at the level of so-called Soviet “occupation”.


Russia occupied Estonia from 1940-1991. It has been estimated that as many as 80,000 Estonians were deported between 1945 and 1953. More than 22 000 of them never came home, because they were murdered or died due to inhuman living conditions in imprisonment or in forced banishment. Most of them are buried in graves without names.

Massive immigration from Russia and other parts of the U.S.S.R. decreased the indigenous proportion of the population. Before the war ethnic Estonians made up almost 90 percent of the population. By 1990 the proportion had sunk to about 60 percent. The highest decrease of Estonian population is registered during 1991-2010 and it was mainly caused by the emigration of ethnic Russians, Ukrainians and Belarusians. According to Statistics Estonia, the population of Estonia is now increasing.