The US were targeting the Russian space industry when they…

Summary

The US were targeting the Russian space industry when they organised Maidan in Ukraine.

Disproof

The demonstrations which began in Kyiv in November 2013 – called "Maidan", or "Euromaidan" – were not provoked from outside but were a result of the Ukrainian people's frustration with former President Yanukovych's last minute U-turn when, after seven years of negotiation, he refused to sign the EU–Ukraine Association Agreement and halted progress towards Ukraine's closer relationship with the EU as a result of Russian pressure. The protesters' demands included constitutional reform, a stronger role for parliament, formation of a government of national unity, an end to corruption, early presidential elections and an end to violence. // No evidence about Russian space industry being targeted by Maidan.

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  • Reported in: Issue 64
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14/03/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: Euromaidan
  • Outlet: TV Zvezda
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Ukraine’s Ministry of Culture stated that there is no budget…

Ukraine’s Ministry of Culture stated that there is no budget for the Eurovision in the country’s budget

Disproof

Reoccuring disinformation in pro-Kremlin media. The Ukrainian government planned 455.7 million hryvnia for the preparation and conduct of the Eurovision song contest 2017 in the budget for 2017. The State Committee for Television and Radio Broadcasting is the manager of the funds, and the National Public Television and Radio Company of Ukraine (NTCU) has been appointed to receive budgetary funds. The mayor of Kiev, Vladimir Klichko, has stated that the city allocated 200 million hryvnias for the preparation for Eurovision. Further debunking at Stopfake bit.ly/2nv3W02, .

Since the first day of its independence, Ukrainian authorities have…

Since the first day of its independence, Ukrainian authorities have systematically violated the rights of ethnic Russians forbidding them to speak in Russian.

Disproof

According to Ukraine’s Constitution and the Law on languages, every person is guaranteed the right to choose the language he or she wishes to speak and no restrictions have ever been enacted limiting that choice (see Article 10: bit.ly/2ep35dP.), According to the Council of Europe, "In respect of the Russian language, most undertakings chosen by Ukraine under the European Charter for regional or minority languages were fulfilled or partly fulfilled." bit.ly/2en7tsa, .