Disinfo: The Zakarpattia oblast will detach from Ukraine and join Hungary

Summary

The Zakarpattia oblast will detach from Ukraine and join Hungary.

Disproof

No evidence given. There is only one country that has annexed any part of modern Ukraine: Russia. The EU as a whole and all its Member States unequivocally support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. Suggestions to the contrary have never been supported by any documents, decisions or other evidence.

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  • Reported in: Issue 64
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/03/2017
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Hungary, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukrainian disintegration
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The EU is not accountable to national governments nor to...

The EU is not accountable to national governments nor to its member states which cannot influence decisions of the European Council and other EU structures. The Russian threat is a pretext to maintain this control.

Disproof

No evidence given. The Council of the EU consists of ministers of all member states of the EU. The European Council is composed of the heads of government or heads of state of the member countries. Foreign policy decisions require unanimity therefore the claim of Member States having no influence is absurd.The Lisbon Treaty provides national parliaments with a say in ongoing processes in the EU.bit.ly/1bAGzYU, .

EU prepares to get rid of paper money in order...

EU prepares to get rid of paper money in order to enable spying on the population, since everyone will leave a electronic trace through payments with card.

Disproof

No evidence given for these claims.

Ukraine is waging a war on the civilian population in...

Ukraine is waging a war on the civilian population in Donbas after the coup in Kyiv.

Disproof

Ukraine is fighting the Russian-backed separatists in Eastern Ukraine. The EU High Representative's Spokesperson has made it clear that "Ukraine has a right to take legitimate actions in defence of its sovereignty, territorial integrity and citizens, in full respect of its international obligations. It is Ukraine’s duty to preserve law and order within its borders while maintaining a measured approach, in particular protecting civilian lives" bit.ly/1RMKnDr, . The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction of large parts of the Ukrainian population to former President Yanukovych’s sudden departure from the Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013. The 2014 presidential election in Ukraine was a genuine election largely in line with international commitments and respecting fundamental freedoms, despite the hostile security environment in two eastern regions of the country.