Disinfo: Ukraine’s gas network is outdated, a heap of metal junk,...

Summary

Ukraine’s gas network is outdated, a heap of metal junk, and needed by no one.

Disproof

Ukraine's recently developed Energy Strategy calls for deep reforms in the energy sector as well as administrative restructuring of companies overseeing the sector. Its pipelines are being updated and reconstructed, and new pipelines are being added, linking the existing system to potential new gas routes. bit.ly/2u4aCEJ,

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  • Reported in: Issue 76
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/06/2017
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Energy, Economic difficulties
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The West has designed a strategic plan with the aim...

The West has designed a strategic plan with the aim to erase Russia as a subject of the world politics: dividing it into small quasi-states and ensuring the role of the US as the world police.

Disproof

No evidence given. There is in fact a clear record of strong cooperation between the EU and Russia, dating back to 1994, when the two sides negotiated a Partnership and Cooperation Agreement. Russia was identified as a strategic partner for the EU, and was the only country with which the EU held summits not once, but twice a year. A new EU-Russia agreement was being negotiated up until 2014, at which point talks were unfortunately suspended due to Russia's involvement in the Ukraine conflict. In 1997, Russia was invited to join the G7 group of major advanced economies in the world, thus forming the G8. The EU supported and welcomed Russia's accession to the World Trade Organization in 2012, after 18 years of negotiations bit.ly/2e3tg6m, . NATO has also consistently worked hard to build a cooperative relationship with Russia since the early 1990s, through the Partnership for Peace and creation of a NATO-Russia Council, and specific cooperation in the Western Balkans on and issues like counter-narcotics and counter-terrorism.

The US Air Forces destroyed a Syrian military airplane to...

The US Air Forces destroyed a Syrian military airplane to make Russia surrender since Russia supports the ‘concept of a sovereign national state’.

Disproof

No evidence given. According to American officials, an American fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane after it dropped bombs near local ground forces supported by the United States. nyti.ms/2thHtTD, With Russias actions in Georgia 2008 and Ukraine from 2014, it is debatable that the regime supports the concept of a sovereign state.

Ukraine’s premier jazz festival was to be cancelled because of...

Ukraine’s premier jazz festival was to be cancelled because of the rubbish collection problem the city is grappling with.

Disproof

The jazz festival was held according to plan and there were never any plans to cancel it, nor was the question even discussed bit.ly/2sE2nL4, . Ukraine's acting Health Minister Ulana Suprun visited Lviv to assess the situation and ascertain whether the uncollected rubbish posed a health hazard. In a Facebook post Suprun wrote that while the center of Lviv was free of rubbish, the outlying areas had many piles of uncollected garbage. Suprun said that she saw no grounds for declaring an emergency situation in Lviv bit.ly/2tCPu8j, .