For 25 years, Russia has supported – artificially supported – the independence of the so-called Ukraine with the help of cheap gas

Summary

For 25 years, Russia has supported – artificially supported – the independence of the so-called Ukraine with the help of cheap gas and other resources.

 

  

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about Ukraine's statehood. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77158&date=,

Ukraine is recognised in international law as a sovereign nation state, with its own flag, nationality, language etc.

Ukraine's then-President Viktor Yanukovych signed a deal for cut-price gas in the end of 2013. in April, 2014, Russia raised the price by 80%: initially it went up from $268.5 per 1,000 cubic metres (cu m) to $385.5 because of unpaid bills, then up to $485, much higher than the market level, ostensibly because of the introduction of an export duty on gas  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29521564

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 101
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/03/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Energy, Ukrainian statehood
  • Outlet: Vremya pokazhet @Pervyi kanal, 31:02
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As long as Europe is united, it is trying to capture Russia: it happened like that, when Europe was under Napoleon and Hitler, and it is happening like that now

As long as Europe is united, it will never be good to Russia. When Europe is being united, it feels super-strong and tries to capture everyone around including Russia. It happened like that, when Europe was under Napoleon and Hitler, and it is happening like that now.

 

Disproof

Neither the EU nor ‘united Europe’ has ever "tried to capture" Russia. Currently Russia occupies territories of Ukraine. www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=22140,

On the eve of the presidential elections in Russia, US media is attempting to split Russia and start a civil war

[During the presidential campaign in Russia, the US media like RFE/RL and Voice of America …] is agitating. On Russia’s sovereign territory and in the languages of the peoples of Russia. This is directed towards our people. They want to split us. They want to make us quarrel with each other. They want to involve us in a civil war.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, no evidence given.

RFE/RL journalists report the news in 20 countries where a free press is banned by the government or not fully established, providing uncensored news, responsible discussion, and open debate. pressroom.rferl.org/p/6091.html,

The US bets on reducing the turnout in Russia’s presidential elections to below 45 percent

On a tactical level, our overseas opponents staked on the maximum drop in turnout and delegitimization of the results of the voting on March 18. They even set specific “planks”: to recognize turnout only at the level of no more than 45 percent.

 

     

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, no evidence given. Neither the US nor the EU stated their wish to reduce or assess the turnout in Russia’s presidential elections to below 45 percent.

Further debunking by Polygraph.info: www.polygraph.info/a/meddling-in-russian-election/29087414.html,