There is no Ukrainian independence, no achievements in 26 years

Summary

Ukraine’s independence is an empty shell and the country has shot itself in the foot by choosing the pro-Western path. Ukraine’s economy without Russia is nothing, Ukraine’s Association Agreement with the European Union will cost the country its fertile black soil, forests and agriculture. The country is a vassal of the US, where American politicians call the shots and regularly come to Kyiv with new orders. And under the terms of IMF loans, “Ukraine is carrying out reforms that are similar to Dr. Mengele’s experiments”.

Disproof

The article uses several recurring pro-Kremlin narratives (Ukraine is not a state, it is a vassal of the US, it loses from the Association Agreement with the EU and is being robbed of its fertile black soil). An analysis conducted by Deutsche Welle (bit.ly/2eJPdLU), shows the deficiencies of the trading relationship with Russia for Ukraine; trade conflicts with Kyiv were common practice for the Kremlin well before the annexation of Crimea and the war in the Donbas.
The EU is Ukraine's number one trading partner. Exports from Ukraine to the EU and Ukrainian imports from the EU both increased by about 25% in the first four months of 2017 compared to the same period the previous year. eeas.europa.eu/sites/eeas/files/eu-ukraine_relations_factsheet.pdf,
www.stopfake.org/en/fake-there-is-no-ukrainian-independence-no-achievements-in-26-years/,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 78
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/08/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: IMF, Economic difficulties, Nazi/Fascist
  • Outlet: RIA Novosti
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Disproof

A 400-ton firefighter air plane does not exist. The photo published shows Ilyushin Il-76 TD with the maximum retardant capacity of 42 tons and the maximum take-off weight of 187 tons. Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Belarus provided help with human resources to Georgia to fight the forest fire in Borjomi valley on August 20. Further debunking: mythdetector.ge/en/myth/arithmetic-propaganda-187-ton-russian-airplane-able-store-400-tons-water,

The countries that adopted the European integration path are mostly affected by population decline

The countries that adopted the European integration path are mostly affected by population decline. The EU countries use the population from the new countries (that joined or are associated with the EU) for refilling their human potential and saving the EU’s economy. Propaganda of pederasty, discrediting the family, blurring the true role of men and women, attacks over Orthodoxy, decrease of living standards lead to population decline and to decline in the quality of human capital.

Disproof

There is no evidence that depopulation would be linked to European integration. The share of the population aged 65 years and over is increasing in every EU Member State, EFTA country and candidate country. ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/Population_structure_and_ageing,
Virtually every country in the world is experiencing growth in the number and proportion of older persons in their population. www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/publications/pdf/ageing/WPA2015_Report.pdf,
According to U.N. projections, Ukraine’s population will fall 22% by 2050. Eastern and Southern Europe are home to several important downsizing countries including Poland (off 14% by 2050), the Russian Federation (-10.4%), Italy (-5.5%) and Spain (-2.8%). The population of the EU is expected to peak by 2050 and then gradually decline. www.forbes.com/sites/joelkotkin/2017/02/01/death-spiral-demographics-the-countries-shrinking-the-fastest/#61a8fc2ab83c,