Disinfo: President Poroshenko changed his heart and wants the anti-Russian sanctions…

Summary

President Poroshenko changed his heart and wants the anti-Russian sanctions lifted.

Disproof

Words taken out of context. President Poroshenko said that he wishes the sanctions could be lifted - but before that, Russia has to withdraw its troops from Ukraine: bit.ly/2kkqCeP,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 58
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 02/02/2017
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Anti-Russian, Petro Poroshenko, Sanctions

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Disproof

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Disproof

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