The US agrees to divide Ukraine between Russia, Poland, Hungary…

Summary

The US agrees to divide Ukraine between Russia, Poland, Hungary and Romania by the second half of 2016. Washington also plans to build a NATO naval base in Odessa.

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Repeating already debunked disinformation. No evidence given.

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  • Reported in: Issue 23
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17/04/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Hungary, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, US, Poland
  • Keywords: Odessa, NATO
  • Outlet: tele8.ru
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Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Euromaidan. 

The demonstrations which began in Kiev in November 2013 were born out of Ukrainians' own desire for a closer relationship with the European Union, and their frustration when former President Yanukovych halted progress toward that goal as a result of Russian pressure (bit.ly/1Ri9ldy), .

Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni called for the lifting of…

Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni called for the lifting of EU sanctions against Russia following talks with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich in Rome.

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Gentiloni did not call for the lifting of EU restrictive measures. Gentiloni said: “The sanctions will be discussed at the European Council at the end of June. We all know that the decision will be taken based on an assessment of the implementation of the Minsk agreements regarding the Ukrainian crisis. We will evaluate the situation in the coming months" (bit.ly/1rscgM8), . Following the Foreign Affairs Council on 14 March 2016, the HRVP recalled that the implementation of the Minsk agreement is a key condition for any substantial change in the EU's stance towards Russia (bit.ly/22cDUNo), .

The EU is preparing to lift anti-Russian sanctions

The EU is preparing to lift anti-Russian sanctions.

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On March 10 the European Council extended until 15 September 2016 EU restrictive measures against 146 people and 37 companies, in view of the continuing undermining or threatening of the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine (bit.ly/1SUhHZO), . Following the Foreign Affairs Council on 14 March 2016, the HRVP recalled that the implementation of the Minsk agreements is a key condition for any substantial change in the EU's stance towards Russia (bit.ly/22cDUNo), .