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Romania forces Moldova to buy vegetables from the EU

Summary of Disinformation

Romania uses aircrafts An-24 to spray Moldovan villages bordering with Romania with dispersing agents, in order to scatter the clouds and prevent rain. Thereby, Moldova is forced to buy their fruits and vegetables from the EU instead of growing their own.


No evidence given. According to the fact-checking site Stopfals.md, a Romanian airplane has carried out land surveying works in the area at the request of the Romanian authorities. It photographs land areas of the territory of Romania and its border with Moldova. The Moldovan authorities allowed this operation.

The Romanian Air Forces hasn't used airplanes An-24 for the past 10 years. Further debunking at Stopfals.md.

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Reported in: Issue 109
Date: 19.05.2018
Language: Russian
Country: Romania, Moldova
Keywords: Eastern Partnership, EU, Trade
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Komsomolskaya Pravda
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