Ukraine is governed by two American families: the Biden family…

Summary

Ukraine is governed by two American families: the Biden family and the Nuland family.

Disproof

Ukraine is governed by the Ukrainian government. The current parliament was elected on 26 October in a vote which the OSCE characterized as "an amply contested election that offered voters real choice, and a general respect for fundamental freedoms" (bit.ly/1Tdu8Qw), .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 29
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 30/05/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: Victoria Nuland, Joe Biden
  • Outlet: Petr Tolstoy's "Vremya Pokazhet", political talk show, 7:13
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The reason a US military convoy travelled across Czech territory…

The reason a US military convoy travelled across Czech territory was to intimidate Russia.

Disproof

No evidence given. As stated by NATO heads of state and government at the Wales Summit in September 2014, "the Alliance does not seek confrontation and poses no threat to Russia. But we cannot and will not compromise on the principles on which our Alliance and security in Europe and North America rest" (bit.ly/1u0c1ky), . NATO's decision to increase its military presence in the eastern part of the alliance is a response to Russia's aggressive actions in Ukraine.

The two Russians, exchanged for Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, were…

The two Russians, exchanged for Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, were volunteers who did not ask for clemency.

Disproof

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree pardoning Alexandrov and Yerofeyev on May 24. The decree states that the pardon is a response to the petition for clemency filed by the two Russians. In a statement to the Russian news agency TASS the lawyers of the two Russian officers confirmed that they had filed a petition asking for clemency. Nadiya Savchenko however, did not ask for clemency from Russian President Vladimir Putin (bit.ly/25FwjFk), .

The West is to blame for the increase in the…

The West is to blame for the increase in the number of poor people in Russia, because in the 90’s western countries imposed their own model [of economic development] on Russia.

Disproof

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev conceded in January 2016 that increasing poverty was "one of the most painful" consequences of Russia's economic crisis (bit.ly/21EmK5y), .