Disinfo: Prior to the annexation of the Crimea, Russia had been…

Summary

Prior to the annexation of the Crimea, Russia had been humiliated by the West and then converted into “its appendage of natural resources and raw materials”.

Disproof

No evidence given. In 2010 the EU and Russia launched a Partnership for Modernisation. As stated in the Joint Declaration:"The European Union and Russia, as long-standing strategic partners in a changing multipolar world, are committed to working together to address common challenges with a balanced and result-oriented approach, based on democracy and the rule of law, both at the national and international level" (bit.ly/1p648gA), . // The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has repeatdely drawn attention to the perils of Russia's development model based on commodity exports and has set out strategies to diversify its economy and avoid the “resource trap” (bit.ly/1qKPzBZ), .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 24
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/04/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: West, Natural resources, The West, Crimea
  • Outlet: Petr Tolstoy's "Vremya Pokazhet", political talk show, 24:56
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NATO poses a threat to the national security of Russia

NATO poses a threat to the national security of Russia.

Disproof

NATO's official policy towards Russia was most recently articulated by the heads of state and government of the Alliance at the Wales Summit in September 2014. They stated that "the Alliance does not seek confrontation and poses no threat to Russia. But we cannot and will not compromise on the principles on which our Alliance and security in Europe and North America rest" (bit.ly/1TcCIU5), .

According to the World Trade Organization Trade Policy Review report…

According to the World Trade Organization Trade Policy Review report (published on the Ukrainian Economic Development Ministry’s website), Ukraine has lost $98 billion dollars because of sanctions imposed against Russia.

Disproof

The US $98 billion of losses in trade for Ukraine have not resulted from anti-Russian sanctions imposed by Kyiv. According to the WTO's report they are the result of Russia’s “illegal and discriminatory trade restrictions” against Ukraine (bit.ly/1OltC1N), .

Americans, Austrians, and representatives of other Western countries kill civilians…

Americans, Austrians, and representatives of other Western countries kill civilians in Eastern Ukraine for the sake of fun. // Ukrainian authorities invite foreign mercenaries to clean Donbass of “unwanted elements”.

Disproof

Repeating already debunked disinformation. Outside of the Russian media there have been no credible reports of threats to the Russian-descent or Russian speaking population of Ukraine (bit.ly/1Tl9X7W), .