Disinfo: President Vladimir Putin wants to establish good economic ties with...

Summary

President Vladimir Putin wants to establish good economic ties with Ukraine as before, and the end of the war in the East of Ukraine depends on Ukrainians themselves.

Disproof

Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea and backing of the separatists and their self-proclaimed authorities in eastern Ukraine mean that Russia's role in ending the war in Ukraine is crucial. The Minsk agreements, which aim to bring to an end the conflict in the East of Ukraine, were agreed during meetings including President Vladimir Putin. They were signed by the Russian Ambassador to Ukraine, Mikhail Zurabov. The measures depend to a large part on the Russia-backed separatists, including the need for a ceasefire, the withdrawal of all heavy weaponry, full monitoring access for the OSCE, and the full restoration of control of the state border to the Ukrainian government.

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  • Reported in: Issue 77
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/07/2017
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, Russia
  • Keywords: War in Ukraine
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In the relations between Ukraine and the EU there is...

In the relations between Ukraine and the EU there is already the beginning of a crisis, which was visible in the recent Ukraine-EU summit.

Disproof

No evidence given. President Tusk stated that this summit is a good moment to celebrate the strong and deepening friendship between the European Union and Ukraine.The EU has finalised the ratification of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. It will enter into force on the 1st of September. The provisional application of the trade part that entered into force last year has already increased trade by 25%. The fully ratified Agreement will allow to further strengthen cooperation and to deepen political association and economic integration. One month ago Ukrainian citizens were given the opportunity for the first time to travel to the European Union without a visa. bit.ly/2t7nruK,

If Moldova enters the EU, it will break up as...

If Moldova enters the EU, it will break up as a country and some parts of it will be annexed by Romania.

Disproof

No evidence given. Nothing similar has so far happened to any member state of the European Union.

The Czech Parliament approved sending soldiers to support Germany's operation Barbarossa in the Baltics

The Czech Parliament has approved sending 300 soldiers to support the NATO Enhanced Forward Presence in the Baltic states, where the German-led batallion in Lithuania is comparable to operation Barbarossa. It is the first step towards nuclear war with Russia.

Disproof

No evidence given. The Enhanced Forward Presence is a component of NATO’s strengthened deterrence and defence posture through military presence in the eastern and south-eastern parts of Alliance territory bit.ly/2fZjTZ6, . Disinformation about NATO excersises has been a recurring theme during the course of 2017 bit.ly/2qi4cA4, , bit.ly/2tifSFs, .