Disinfo: The sanctions imposed by the West against Moscow as a…

Summary

The sanctions imposed by the West against Moscow as a response to the annexation of Crimea and the outbreak of the war against Ukraine, are not affecting Russian economy.

Disproof

According to the Russian statistics office, Russia's economy contracted 3.7% in 2015, the worst economic performance in six years bbc.in/1ZNbnHI, . Russia is in a protracted recession due to the combined effect of the fall in oil prices, sanctions and structural bottlenecks bit.ly/24v7JX3, , politi.co/2fraINs,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue46
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 28/10/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: West, Sanctions, Crimea

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The Ukrainian military is using terrorist methods (i

The Ukrainian military is using terrorist methods (i.e. the killing of Arsen “Motorola” Pavlov) to frighten off the inhabitants of Donbas and force them to capitulate.

Disproof

No evidence given. Miaistok is well known for spreading aggressive pro-Kremlin and anti-Ukrainian disinformation.