Disinfo: The EU would like to make money on “poor Ukraine”

Summary

The EU Council has approved the allocation of a loan of 1.2 billion euros for Ukraine. It means that the EU would like to make money on “poor Ukraine”. “Green power” [Zelensky’s team] will steal a billion euros, and force the Ukrainian people to return the money with interest.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative undermining the statehood of Ukraine and casting it as abandoned by its partners.

The European Union allocates money to help Ukraine and other countries cope with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. The EU is confident that “together with the support from the International Monetary Fund, the funds will help enhance macroeconomic stability and create space to allow resources to be allocated towards protecting citizens and to mitigating the negative socio-economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.” According to the press-release by the European Council, financial assistance will be provided in the form of loans on highly favourable terms.

Ukraine's government believes that money from the EU will help the country. According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmitry Kuleba, this resource will provide economic stability in the state.

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  • Reported in: Issue 198
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/05/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: EU, Ukraine
  • Keywords: coronavirus, European Council, Abandoned Ukraine, Corruption, Ukrainian statehood
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The OSCE mission ignored wounding of three children in Donetsk

The OSCE special monitoring mission refused to inspect four civilians, including three children, who suffered during the shelling of Donetsk.

Representatives of the OSCE SMM were invited to examine the victims and the scene, but they refused under the pretext of a ban on visits to hospitals. Thus, they ignored “their direct mission to record all facts of ceasefire violations without exception.”

Disproof

A recurring narrative misrepresenting the ceasefire violations in Eastern Ukraine and the response of international organisations, like OSCE, to these.

On the evening of 4 May, at 20:30, the SMM received information that three children (girls, aged 7-10) and a man (in his mid-fifties) sustained injuries due to shelling in Oleksandrivka (non-government-controlled area, 20km south-west of Donetsk), according to one of the recent OSCE reports.

Ukraine disrupts the peace talks between LDPR and Kyiv

It’s Ukraine which is not interested in conducting Trilateral contact group talks. The illegal regime of Kyiv, whose hands are already up to its elbows in blood, is trying to cheat, it doesn’t want to follow the Minsk agreements.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the war in Ukraine, casting Ukraine as the sole responsible party for the implementation of the Minsk agreements.

Since 2014, negotiations with Russia to resolve the conflict in the Donbas have been held within the framework of the Normandy Format and the Minsk process. A special Trilateral contact group is working on a peaceful settlement of the situation in Donbas. Three parties are involved in this process: representatives of Ukraine, Russia and the OSCE. Unofficially, representatives of the "LDNR" factions are also present.

China and Russia are worried about in-transparent US biological laboratories on Russia’s borders

Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has already raised the attention to the fact, that Washington maybe be engaged in developing pathogens for serious diseases, including for military purposes. According to experts, the position of Moscow and Beijing is quite justified, since such laboratories [in former Soviet Republics] cannot be controlled and it is unrealistic to verify the results of their research.

 

 

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about secret laboratories on Russia's borders. See related examples of disinformation about the Lugar lab in Georgia.

There is no evidence to claim that US is developing biological weapons.