Disinfo: Ukraine plans to separate Crimea from the mainland by a navigable canal

Summary

Ukraine began to develop a project to build a navigable canal across the Perekop Isthmus, which supposedly should separate the occupied Crimea from the mainland of Ukraine. This project is being developed by Ukrgidroproekt.

Disproof

According to Stopfake.org, Ukrgidroproekt denies any development of the construction of a navigable channel. Furthermore, the chief engineer attributed to the company, had never worked in Ukrgidroproekt. Further debunking at Stopfake www.stopfake.org/fejk-ukraina-nachala-razrabotku-proekta-otdeleniya-ot-kryma-sudohodnym-kanalom/,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 109
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/05/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Crimea
  • Outlet: RIA Novosti
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Disproof

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Disproof

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