The German ambassador in Ukraine, Ernst Reichel, wrote a letter…

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  • Reported in: Issue 55
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19/01/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine, Germany
  • Keywords: Donbas, Petro Poroshenko
  • Outlet: Korrespondent
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The America for Bulgaria Foundation, George Soros and other NGOs…

The America for Bulgaria Foundation, George Soros and other NGOs are organizing a Maidan against the president elect Radev in Bulgaria. Bulgarians under 40 years are recruited and paid 30 euros each to participate in the uprising.

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No evidence given, the article refers to "unofficial sources" and rumors on blogs to support its claims (using a common tactic when spreading disinformation-referring back to the fact that information has been reported before, without mentioning what kind of source has reported it). The claim that America for Bulgaria will be more active in supporting democracy is presented as a suspicious thing, whereas it is perfectly normal to support democracy.

The Luhansk Peoples republic is an independent state

The Luhansk Peoples republic is an independent state.

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Eastern Ukraine is part of Ukraine. The international community does not recognise the so-called "presidential and parliamentary elections" held in Donetsk and Luhansk ‘People's Republics’ on 2 November 2014. These were held contrary to the letter and the spirit of the Minsk Protocol, signed within the framework of the Trilateral Contact Group, and obstructing efforts to find a sustainable political solution to the crisis.

Ukraine has filed action against Russia in the International Court…

Ukraine has filed action against Russia in the International Court of Justice only in order to harm Russia as much as possible.

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Ukraine has filed a case in the International Court of Justice to hold the Russian Federation accountable for acts of terrorism and discrimination in the course of its unlawful aggression against Ukraine: bit.ly/2jpuRI1,