Disinfo: Results of the Association Agreement in Moldova: People have become much poorer and the social genocide continues

Summary

After three years of implementation of the Association Agreement with the European Union, the Moldovan people have become much poorer and social genocide continues. After three-year implementation of the Association Agreement with the EU, the worst fears about the consequences of signing this document were justified.

Disproof

The EU is the most important trading partner for the Republic of Moldova, and the largest donor. eeas.europa.eu/delegations/moldova/1538/republic-moldova-and-eu_en, The trade performance of the Republic of Moldova during the first two years of DCFTA implementation was negatively affected by several factors (with no relation to the Association Agreement signed with EU): continuous political instability in the Republic of Moldova, less favourable national/regional economic situation (banking crisis, theft of the billion, MDL devaluation, US dollar appreciation, unfavourable climatic conditions, decrease in the international prices for some products), regional geopolitical tensions (the armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine). www.expert-grup.org/en/biblioteca/item/1409-evolutia-fluxurilor-comerciale-rm-ue-dupa-2-ani-de-implementare-a-zlsac/1409-evolutia-fluxurilor-comerciale-rm-ue-dupa-2-ani-de-implementare-a-zlsac,

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  • Reported in: Issue 79
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05/09/2017
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Moldova
  • Keywords: European Union, Economic difficulties
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US openly instructs Moldovan democrats what to do with Russian-language media in Moldova

US openly instructs Moldovan democrats what to do with Russian-language media in Moldova. The Democrat deputy Sergei Sirbu received a letter from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) where the US agency expressed its concern about the fact that the expansion of information in Moldova from Russian media is dangerous to Moldovan citizens.

Disproof

Sergey Sirbu says he hasn’t received such letter and USAID Moldova stated that the letter is fake. The letter was spread on social media and it contains stylistic mistakes and punctuation errors. www.facebook.com/USAIDMoldova/posts/1701016686576386, Further debunking: api.md/news/view/ro-fals-usaid-i-a-expediat-o-scrisoare-deputatului-democrat-serghei-sirbu-1646,

McLaren doesn't accuse Russia for state-supported doping-conspiracy any more

McLaren doesn’t accuse Russia for state-supported doping-conspiracy any more.

Disproof

No evidence given. The article claims that professor Richard McLaren has changed the terminology and speaks now about "institutional conspiracy" of doping instead of "state conspiracy". McLaren has been using the word "institutional conspiracy" of doping at least since December 2016. www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2016/dec/09/mclaren-report-into-doping-in-sport-part-two-live?page=with:block-584a84eae4b06a0d55b19219#block-584a84eae4b06a0d55b19219, Further debunking: theins.ru/antifake/69696,

American media questioned the legitimacy of the "neo-Nazi regime" in Ukraine

The American media questioned the legitimacy of the “neo-Nazi regime” in Ukraine. American politicians do not take into account the fact that they are dealing with a “neo-Nazi” state.

Disproof

Firstly, there is no "neo-Nazi regime" in Ukraine. Moreover, the far-right ‘Right Sector’ (often depicted as "fascists" or "Nazis" by pro-Kremlin outlets) gained only 1.8% of the votes, far short of the threshold needed to enter parliament. Ukraine's electorate clearly voted for unity and moderation, not separatism or extremism, and the composition of the parliament reflects that bit.ly/2dFFEdi,
Secondly, the blog of Jeremy Kuzmarov, an American historian, in the Huffington Post does not represent the opinion of the American media. Huffington Post stresses that the authors control their work themselves and are able to post freely to the website. www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/no-to-arming-ukraine_us_59a06905e4b0d0ef9f1c1385,
Further debunking: www.stopfake.org/en/fake-american-media-question-the-legitimacy-of-ukraine-s-neo-nazi-regime/,