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The US has sparked a conflict in Ukraine to disrupt the deal between Putin and Merkel over the long-term supply of Russian gas to the EU and replace it with the American shale gas

Summary of Disinformation

The conflict in Ukraine broke out because the US was interested in the market. Putin has concluded a 25-year agreement with Merkel on the supply of oil and gas. Naturally, the US had an excess of shale gas, of inadequate quality, and it was necessary to create a hotbed of tension.

 

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, no evidence given. The EU continues buying Russian natural gas.

 

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Reported in: Issue 85
Date: 16.10.2017
Language: Russian
Country of Origin: Ukraine, US, Germany
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Keywords: Energy, War in Ukraine, Vladimir Putin, Euromaidan, Angela Merkel
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Vremya pokazhet @Pervyi kanal, 40.20
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