The UN called the Ukrainian army occupants and announced that they do not want to invest money in the “Ukraine government’s open mouths”

Summary

The UN called the Ukrainian army occupants and announced that they do not want to invest money in the “Ukraine government’s open mouths”.

Disproof

In fact Pablo Mateu, UNHCR Representative in Ukraine, called for the necessary investment and solution of the long-term challenges. He doesn't say a word about the "open mouths" of the Ukrainian government.

He also states that "we have families in Eastern Ukraine whose houses have been occupied by the Ukrainian army, for reasons that we know" and these people should get compensation for their property. The English word "occupy" meaning in this context that the Ukrainian army has reserved the right to use these houses.

Further debunking by the Stopfake.

 

 

 

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  • Reported in: Issue 90
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 29/11/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Occupation, Abandoned Ukraine, UNHCR, UN, Economic difficulties
  • Outlet: PolitNavigator, TV Zvezda, Eadaily.com, Amdn.news, Antifascist, planet-today.ru, Политическое обозрение, Allpravda.info, jpgazeta.ru
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Disproof

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Disproof

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Disproof

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Of the 137 countries analyzed by the World Economic Forum for the latest Global Competitiveness Index, Ukraine’s economy is in 81st place, moving up from 85th place from last year.