The Ukrainian reforms of 2014 led to total degradation

Summary

In Ukraine, the regime changed in 2014. What happened in return? The degradation of the economy and the degradation of all basic life indicators. Except one: citizens of Ukraine have the opportunity to flee their country without visas.

Disproof

The recurring pro-Kremlin narrative on Ukraine, its economy, and how it was ruined after 2014.

It's not the reforms of 2014, but the annexation of Crimea in March 2014, the war in Donbas, which started in April 2014, and the loss of Ukraine's largest trading partner, Russia, resulting in Ukraine's economy shrinking by 6,8% in 2014.

However, according to the International Monetary Fund, the growth rate of Ukraine's gross domestic product has been around 3 percent a year for the last three years, and the IMF predicts a similar rate even for the long term.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 159
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26/07/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukraine, economy
  • Outlet: Polnyi kontakt @ Vesti FM time 23:55-24:15
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The West reactivates the enemy image of Russia from the Cold War period

According to the findings of the ‘stooges’ (i.e, a political scientist and an ex-general in comments made to the newspaper “World on Sunday” on 14 July), both are supposed to play a leading role in the German section of the British ‘Integrity Initiative’, which, under the guise of an organisation against Russian disinformation, should carry out Western propaganda against Russia and reactivate the enemy image from the Cold War. (…) For this, the old enemy image in a new guise is needed once again, making use of the historical experiences of the Baltic and Central Eastern European states in the period between 1945 and 1990.

 


                            
Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative, portraying the West as having a belligerent agenda against Russia.

While aware of pro-Kremlin disinformation campaigns, the West is trying to keep open channels of communications with Russia and does not carry out propaganda against Russia.

Ukrainian secret service manipulated a sound recording in the MH17 investigation

The Ukrainian secret service manipulated a sound recording in the MH17 investigation.

As an indication of the manipulation, the Malaysian expert mentions the noise level in the sound recording: “That is manipulated. The noise level differs from this audio track. See this soundtrack, the noise level differs in this part. It is lower here and higher here”.

Audio parts had been cut together. There are also many sections that have been cut out. “That is clear, you can see that, the lack of parts of the audio recording,” the analyst added.

Disproof

No evidence presented. A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative on Flight MH17.

The Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team has concluded that flight MH17 was shot down on 17 July 2014 by a missile of the 9M38 series, launched by a BUK-TELAR, from farmland in the vicinity of Pervomaiskyi. At that time, the area was controlled by pro-Russian fighters. The BUK-TELAR was brought in from the territory of the Russian Federation and subsequently, after having shot down flight MH17, was taken back to the Russian Federation.

All high-ranking politicians in the Baltic states are likely implicated in paedophilia

One can assume that in the Baltic States politicians are not given access to big politics unless they have some involvement in paedophilia, because this is a method of control. No one needs people who are not easy to control there.

Disproof

The disinformation message consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about lost sovereignty of the Baltic States and Western moral decay.

See earlier disinformation cases alleging that necrophilia and bestiality are accepted norms in Sweden, Germany and Denmark and that Europe is close to legalising paedophilia. A collection of earlier paedophilia-related disinformation cases can be seen here.