Disinfo: US aims to corrupt local authorities in order to obtain total control over Moldova

Summary

The US aims to corrupt local authorities in order to obtain total control over Moldova. Over the last 25 years Moldova has benefited from 1 billion dollars offered by USAID, but the ordinary people did not benefit from this money.

Disproof

No evidence provided that the USAID financial help aims to corrupt local authorities. List of USAID projects in Moldova here. The author tries to suggest that money coming from US funds is not being implemented in concrete projects, which is a fake affirmation. As Timpul.md reports, US funding has been used in infrastructure projects, e.g. $ 500,000 allocation for the construction of a water treatment plant in Teleneşti. Further debunking here (in Romanian): api.md/news/view/ro-amenintarea-americana-in-republica-moldova-preocuparea-propagandei-rusesti-1695,

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  • Reported in: Issue 85
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/09/2017
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Moldova, US, Russia
  • Keywords: USAID, US presence in Europe, Corruption
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OSCE has changed its attitude towards the question of Crimea

OSCE has changed its attitude towards the question of Crimea and takes it now calmer than before.

Disproof

No evidence given. See the OSCE draft resolution from July ft.dk/samling/20161/almdel/OSCE/bilag/19/1756707.pdf, and the declaration adopted by the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly where it reaffirms its full respect for the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognised borders, which include the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol. www.oscepa.org/documents/all-documents/annual-sessions/2017-minsk/declaration-25/3555-declaration-minsk-eng/file, Further debunking: theins.ru/antifake/71480,

US wants to destroy Russia

From the moment of dissolution of the Soviet Union, this elite of the US has aimed to dismember and destroy such a country as the Soviet Union was, and Russia is. And they have really achieved a lot on this way.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory. No evidence given. More information about the cooperation between the US and Russia after the Cold War: www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2016/11/trump-putin-russia-election-nato/508496/, Nato has also consistently worked hard to build a cooperative relationship with Russia since the early 1990s, through the Partnership for Peace and creation of a NATO-Russia Council, and specific cooperation in the Western Balkans on and issues like counter-narcotics and counter-terrorism. In fact, as NATO points out, no other NATO partner has been offered a comparable relationship, nor a similarly comprehensive institutional framework: bit.ly/2e0TZnG, . Cooperation was suspended only in response to Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine. www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/topics_50090.htm,

Ukraine is part of Russia both territorially and demographically

Ukraine is part of Russia. Look at the history: after all, the territory, the people – it’s all from Russia.

Disproof

An old Kremlin’s myth debunked many times. Ukraine is recognised in international law as a sovereign nation state, with its own flag, nationality, language etc. Ukrainian citizens are citizens of Ukraine, not Russia. Russia has no right to claim them or to legislate for them. The first historical state with a Slavic settlement was formed around Kyiv more than two centuries before the foundation of Moscow. Throughout the centuries, Ukrainians maintained their own cultural and linguistic identity. The distinction is apparent e.g. through the fact that in 1654, Ukraine and Russia needed translators to sign the Treaty of Pereyaslav. In the last Ukrainian census, carried out in 2001, 8.3 million people (17.3% of the population) identified as ethnic Russians bit.ly/1gKrIph, .