Disinfo: This Week’s Trend: Russia has always been together with Ukraine

Summary

This Week’s Trend: Russia has always been together with Ukraine. For centuries. And now somebody wants us to break apart. They say that the Ukrainians will trade with Spain. They never will. Ukrainians’ fate is to be with Russia forever – Alexei Zhuravlyov, member of the Defense Committe of the Duma.

Disproof

The EU is Ukraine's largest trading partner, accounting for more than a third of its trade: bit.ly/1n9EhRl,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue9
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22/12/2015
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: EU, Russian world, AA/DCFTA

Disclaimer

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