Ukraine ceased improving the gas network in the country

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  • Reported in: Issue 136
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 08/02/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukraine, gas, economy, Nord Stream 2, Economic difficulties
  • Outlet: 60 Minut @ Rossiya 1 (18:37)
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Ukrainian society does not support accession to the EU and NATO

NATO is supported by no more than 40-42% of citizens; 34-36% are strongly against NATO. Half of the country’s population supports accession to the EU, but one third is against.

Disproof

The latest sociological research shows that accession to NATO and the EU is supported by the majority of those who have made up their minds. For instance, in research made in January by the Rating Group, 44% of the respondents voted for accession to NATO, whereas 30% were against. 10% said they won’t vote if the question would be on a referendum, 17% could not answer.

The same is with the support for the EU. The majority, 53%, of the respondents support the EU. The Tax Union of Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan is supported only by 13%. To compare, in March 2012 the latter was supported by 43%, whereas the EU by 36%.

The situation in Ukraine is institutionalised terrorism and poses a threat to the nation and the world

The current situation in Ukraine is institutionalised terrorism that poses a threat to the nation and the world. The EuroMaidan-protests in Ukraine led to a coup supported by the US and the EU.The situation today is a shame, the “heroes” of today’s Ukraine are pogrom makers, anti-Semites and all sorts of radicals.

Disproof

Recurring Russian narrative about an US-and EU backed coup d'etat in Ukraine.

The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction of numerous parts of the Ukrainian population to former President Yanukovych’s sudden departure from the Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013.

The EU is dependent on US-foreign policy

The EU is dependent on US-foreign policy and it is interested in Venezuela because of future profits from its rich oil resources.

Disproof

The EU is not "dependent" on the United States of America in terms of foreign policy making and therefore it is a conspiracy theory presented without any evidence. It is also a recurring pro-Kremlin disinfo narrative about US controlling other countries. Previous examples include US controlling German media and it's foreign policy and keeping Britain under it's thumb.

In the declaration on behalf of the EU on the situation in Venezuela the High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini reiterated that the last presidential elections in Venezuela were neither free, fair, nor credible, lacking democratic legitimacy. The EU has called for the urgent holding of free, transparent and credible presidential elections in Venezuela.