Disinfo: Ukraine is increasing its military presence in Donbas and is preparing a major provocation


Ukraine is increasing its military presence in Donbas and is preparing a major provocation.

No evidence of any war preparations, and no independent sources confirm this. www.osce.org/ukraine-smm/reports,

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on Ukrainian aggression against Russia. https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77110&date=

More on the fighting in Eastern Ukraine: https://www.rferl.org/a/29241384.html


  • Reported in: Issue 111
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/06/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Provocation, War in Ukraine, Donbas
  • Outlet: Vecher s Vladimirom Solovyovym @Rossiya 1, 31:51
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Ukraine Boasts about Crimea Drought

Ukrainian MP Mustafa Dzhemilev, the leader of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis representative council boasted about the water problems Ukraine had created for Crimea and said that even if Ukraine allowed water from the mainland to reach the Russian annexed peninsula, it could always turn it off again and that Ukraine would not negotiate Crimean water issues with Moscow.The country is sincerely proud that, having blocked the North-Crimean channel, created problems for the inhabitants of the peninsula.


The Ukrainian web publication Obozrevatel published Mustafa Dzhemilev’s reaction to Crimea’s drought. There is certainly no boasting or bragging in what Dzhemilev says, he simply confirms that Crimea has water problems and as a result, agriculture on the peninsula is suffering. Russian media totally ignored him saying if Crimea wasn’t under Russian control, Ukraine would have to invest greatly to restore the peninsula’s agricultural sector.

Ukraine provided up to 85 percent of fresh water supplies to Crimea through the North Crimean Canal from the Dnipro River. After Russia annexed Crimea in 2014 Crimea stopped paying its water bills to Ukraine resulting in massive debt. Ukraine then ceased supplying water to Crimea.

The West has imposed sanctions on Moscow to destabilise Russia internally

What really motivated the supporters of Russia’s isolation is the hope that it will lead inevitably to some internal events in Russia, which will end with the overthrow of the ‘hated regime’. Obviously, it was the main task. Sanctions have been imposed just because of this aim.



Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on sanctions and West's aggression. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=sanctions&disinfo_issue=&date=, euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77319&date=,

Since March 2014, the EU has progressively imposed restrictive measures against Russia. The measures were adopted in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and the deliberate destabilisation of Ukrainewww.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/ukraine-crisis/,

Dispatcher is responsible for MH17 tragedy

It is the flight dispatching that is responsible for the entire flight, for the passage of the aircraft. If there is a national conflict and air defence weapons are used – not only light weapons, but air defence systems – if there is a risk of the aircraft being shot down, it is obligatory to close the airspace for flights.



Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on MH17. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=mh17&disinfo_issue=&date=,

The airspace was closed over the area up to 32,000 feet. The commercial flight MH17 was passing the area at 33,000 feet. There was nothing to suggest at the time that the presumed ill-equipped pro-Russian separatists would have access to sophisticated weapons that would be able to shoot down an airplane at that height. euvsdisinfo.eu/retracing-the-steps-of-a-disinformation-campaign/,