Disinfo: The US is forcing Ukraine to start a military conflict with Russia

Summary

The US is forcing Ukraine to start a new military conflict with Russia with a view to solving the problems in Donbas.

Disproof

No evidence given. Ukraine is a sovereign state, which has been attacked not by the US, but by Russia that annexed Crimea and wages the war in Donbas.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 50
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 02/12/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: Donbas
  • Outlet: Mesto Vstrechi @ NTV (time: 12:41)
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Finland is the first country to de facto waive the sanctions against Russia

Finland is the first country to de facto waive the sanctions against Russia and to officially declare so.

Disproof

An unfounded claim. Finland gives its full support to the EU’s common sanctions and unity. The implementation of the Minsk agreement is the first condition for lifting the EU’s sanctions on Russia, according to the Finnish Prime Minister. The Finnish-Russian trade commission has met for the first time since 2013.  More details in the press release of the Government Offices of Finland.