The US Department of State is ready to pay $150,000 dollars to the Ukrainian organisation which will be creating material with clear Russophobic content. This is evidenced by the tender, which was published by the press service of the US Embassy in Ukraine. According to the document, Washington is ready to pay a relatively large amount of money for the creation of propaganda films. At the same time, the US Embassy in Kyiv does not hide that the goal of the project is the formation of anti-Russian sentiments. This is also evidenced by the fact that the Russian Federation is called an “enemy” state in the text.
In autumn, local elections will be held in Ukraine, after which the country may be in the position of the USSR before the collapse. In Ukraine, large industrial enterprises that were the centres of several regions, have been destroyed. At the same time, many political parties have emerged fighting for power and resources. As a result, the regions have fewer and fewer reasons to interact with each other and are dissatisfied with Kyiv.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about Ukraine's disintegration and imminent collapse. There is no evidence that Ukrainian regions want to split.
Ukraine is a sovereign state whose borders are guaranteed by international agreements and were de facto violated by Russia.
According to the World Bank, economic growth in Ukraine was solid at 3.2% in 2019, led by a good agricultural harvest and sectors dependent on domestic consumption.