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
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: War in Ukraine
  • Outlet: ria.ru
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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,

In the movie about the Forest Brothers NATO is praising…

In the movie about the Forest Brothers NATO is praising the shameful former SS soldiers and nationalists.

Disproof

No evidence given. Nato video exists bit.ly/2tm5Jmr, , but Forest Brothers were Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian partisans who fought against Soviet rule during the Soviet invasion and occupation during and after the World War II. In the early 1950's, the Soviet forces had eradicated most of the partisan resistance in the Baltic States. Soviet authorities offered Forest Brothers an amnesty after Joseph Stalin's death in 1953. Further reading on the Forest Brothers: bit.ly/2vC2qZW, , bit.ly/2tGyRVI,

A NATO film glorifies the Baltic Nazi collaborators known as…

A NATO film glorifies the Baltic Nazi collaborators known as the ‘Forest Brothers’.

Disproof

No evidence given. Nato video exists bit.ly/2tm5Jmr, , but Forest Brothers were Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian partisans who fought against Soviet rule during the Soviet invasion and occupation during and after the World War II. In the early 1950's, the Soviet forces had eradicated most of the partisan resistance in the Baltic States. Soviet authorities offered Forest Brothers an amnesty after Joseph Stalin's death in 1953. Further reading on the Forest Brothers: bit.ly/2vC2qZW, , bit.ly/2tGyRVI,