Disinfo: US and the EU are ready to give up Ukraine in exchange for Russia’s help with North Korea

Summary

Today Mr Gabriel [Germany FM] and Stratfor [US analytical company] are saying: “Russia is needed in North Korea.” The more spirals there are over North Korea, the more the West will give up Ukraine.


 

Disproof

No evidence for the claims that the West would bargain Russia's help in North Korea for Ukraine.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 79
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/09/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: North Korea, Russia, Ukraine, US, Germany
  • Keywords: Sigmar Gabriel, Abandoned Ukraine, The West

Disclaimer

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