Disinfo: Ukraine lost territorial integrity after Zelenskyy signed the land market law

Summary

Zelenskyy has no right to talk about the territorial integrity of Ukraine after he signed the land market opening law. The Ukrainian government continues to destroy systematically the formerly sovereign state. The physical extermination of their people, financial slavery, and now the sale of land are far from all the methods that the Kyiv regime is capable of.

Disproof

This is a recurrent narrative aimed to discredit Ukrainian statehood.

The claim that the adoption of the law on the land market is an illustration of foreign control and loss of territorial integrity for Ukraine is false. The law states that only Ukrainian citizens and companies registered in Ukraine and under Ukrainian law will be eligible to buy agricultural land in Ukraine. Other restrictions are prescribed by the law.

Also, the Association Council welcomed the official Kyiv steps to open the land market, which "should be based on the rule of law and the principles of sustainability, transparency, fairness and inclusiveness."

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  • Reported in: Issue 195
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 29/04/2020
  • Language/target audience: Ukrainian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukrainian disintegration, Ukrainian statehood
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WHO impedes the use of cheap, accessible drugs that can effectively cure COVID-19

Dr. Didier Raoult, the famous French infectious disease specialist, creator and director of the Mediterranean University-Clinical Institute of Infectious Diseases, used chloroquine for treatment.

The results of Dr. Raoult and his institute were outstanding: by the end of March, only 10 of the 2,400 people who received treatment at his institute had died. [—]

For 80 years, chloroquine has been a cheap, common, safe generic. And only when it turned out that the medicine was priced at 4 cents, it was established that it couldn’t cure COVID-19 because it would potentially be too cheap and accessible.

Another promising drug was remdesivir, an Ebola drug developed by Gilead Sciences. And what? On April 23rd, WHO “accidentally” posted on its website test results that showed that remdesivir was no good.

Disproof

This is part of the pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign around the coronavirus, and specifically its efforts to spread false or misleading health information related to COVID-19, its prevention, and its treatment. See similar false claims like that COVID-19 can be cured with saline solution, that treatment for COVID-19 will lead to forced vaccination, and that handwashing is useless for preventing the spread of the virus. False and misleading health claims are the most dangerous and irresponsible aspect of coronavirus-related disinformation, as they can have a direct impact on people’s health and even their lives.

According to the World Health Organisation, “no pharmaceutical products have yet been shown to be safe and effective for the treatment of COVID-19.” In a statement, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said: “We call on individuals and countries to refrain from using therapeutics that have not been demonstrated to be effective in the treatment of COVID-19. The history of medicine is strewn with examples of drugs that worked on paper, or in a test tube, but didn't work in humans or were actually harmful. We must follow the evidence. There are no short-cuts.”

EU is not democratic and is led by Germany

It is a very dangerous misconception to see the EU as a democratic institution. It is not one at all. It cannot even be one. It is, in fact, nothing else than a club lead by Germany. It is only useful to enforce interests, nothing else. The ideological coat of paint is simply power politics, and as EU leaders are getting angrier and angrier because things are not going the way they want them to, they are paying less and less attention to formalities. They used to ask nicely at first, then they shouted in personal meetings, then they cried foul openly. We got to the point where they want to take away all the benefits of EU membership from Central European states and strengthen all its disadvantages.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on the undemocratic EU and its dictate over the EU members.

No evidence is presented about how the EU wants to take away the benefits of EU membership or strengthen its disadvantages. There is no proof either that Germany is leading it. Germany, while its opinion is influential in EU debate, cannot alone form a blocking majority in the Council of the European Union and German MEPs also cannot block or amend legislation in the EP without support from other delegations. Central European countries are themselves involved in EU decision-making in European institutions.

EU aid to Moldova will not be used for pensions and health but will go to NGOs

Financial assistance from the EU in the amount of 87 million euros allocated to Moldova will not get into the state budget but will be sent to various NGOs.

Disproof

Recurring disinformation narrative about European assistance, suggesting that it is not important, because it goes to different organisations, not directly in the state budget. This claim is also in line whit a recurring narrative claiming that only Russia and China provide real support. Read a similar case here.

The EU Ambassador to Moldova, Peter Michalko, explained, in an interview for Deutsche Welle, that these 87 million euros are not new allocations, but money from current EU projects in Moldova, which will be redirected, in part, to mitigating the effects of the Covid-19 crisis on the population, including buying medical supplies and opening credit lines at banks for small entrepreneurs. More information here.