Ukraine, as a single state, has no opportunity to develop in an evolutionary way

Summary

In today’s Ukraine, with its situation, with its power, with its forces, there is no option that this country, as a single state, can change for better in an evolutionary way [like through the elections].

Disproof

No evidence given, recurring disinformation about the Ukrainian statehood.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. According to the OSCE (of which Russia is a participating State) "the people of Ukraine had the opportunity to genuinely express their will at the ballot box" http://bit.ly/1hqcDuR.

This fact was reconfirmed by the parliamentary elections of 26 October 2014, where parties devoted to democratic values received the strong majority of votes. The OSCE characterised the vote (report here) as "an amply contested election that offered voters real choice, and a general respect for fundamental freedoms".

It means that this country, as a single state, is developing in an evolutionary way.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 86
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/10/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukrainian statehood
  • Outlet: Vremya pokazhet @Pervyi kanal, 1:03:59
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The Europeans invented the theory of global separatism

The Europeans invented the theory of global separatism. What is now happening in Catalonia is not an exception. The same is happening in Italy. The same will happen in Belgium. And then it will go on [in Europe].

Disproof

No evidence given. Common disinformation about the disintegration of Europe.

The EU teaches journalists how to properly inform about Islam and migrants

“The Words of Respect: Ethical Journalism Against Hate speech” is a joint project implemented by media organizations in eight European countries – Austria, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Slovenia and Spain. As part of the project, a 39-page document titled “Migration and Minorities Reporting: Procedures and Recommendations,” is a guide to journalists on how to properly “inform” about immigration. When activists paid by EU funders processed the “Migration Reporting and Minorities: Procedures and Recommendations, they “call for” re-evaluation, but in fact they call for self-censorship.

Disproof

Improving journalistic ethics has nothing to do with self-censorship. Right at the very beginning of the Migration Reporting and Minorities: Procedures and Recommendations report, it is explicitly stated that "the content of this publication is the sole responsibility of the Respect Words Project and cannot in any way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union". The report focuses on the way in which the information is interpreted, not on its content. It is the language used, giving the context for the immediate events etc.
Source:
www.respectwords.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Reporting-on-Migration-and-Minorities..pdf,
hlidacipes.org/vedeni-tv-prima-naridilo/,

US is using sanctions in trying to push Russia out of the European energy and arms market

The economic sanctions that the US has imposed on Russia primarily serve to take Russia out of the energy and arms markets. The US has its own economic and energy positions in Europe and this is a way how to maintain it. This means that they use political reasons to promote their own business interests.

Disproof

In August 2017, the US imposed the latest sanctions on Russia over its alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region and its involvement in Syria’s civil war. New sanctions are introduced on entities doing business with Russian military or intelligence agencies, companies involved in Russian off-shore oil projects, and those participating in Russian oil or gas pipeline construction within Russia.The US Congress also committed to only apply sanctions after the country's allies, including the EU, are consulted.The economic sanctions imposed on Russia serve as an expression of disagreement with the Russian annexation of the Crimean Peninsula in 2014. However, it is not the US instrument used to make them better traded in the energy and arms industries. Sanctions were imposed not only by the United States, but also by Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, the European Union and other 7 European countries outside the EU, including Ukraine itself.