Disinfo: The IMF impoverishes Ukraine

Summary

The IMF is carrying out an experiment on the Ukraine and its people. It makes a rich country impoverished, as it happened everywhere it went.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the West taking away everything from Ukraine - for similar cases see here and here.

Ukraine's comprehensive programme of economic reforms, backed by IMF loans, aims to restore macroeconomic stability, promote sustainable growth, and strengthen economic governance and transparency.  It also includes a new social protection program which aims at providing social assistance for low-income families.

See here for more information about the relations between Ukraine and the IMF.

 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 149
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12/05/2019
  • Language/target audience: , , Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukraine, economy, IMF
  • Outlet: RT Russian
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Disproof

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Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Russophobia.

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