Disinfo: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is advocating cutting off the Donbas…

Summary

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is advocating cutting off the Donbas area of Ukraine and building a wall to separate it from Ukraine.

Disproof

In fact, Petro Poroshenko has said precisely the opposite: “There is an offer to cut off these lands, give them to Putin, build a wall, forget about the Donbas, because we will never get it back … These are not propositions that I could ever consider." bit.ly/2sNtOmr,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 71
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14/05/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Donbas, Petro Poroshenko
  • Outlet: RIA Novosti Ukraina

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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The US is preparing the ground for a surprise nuclear…

The US is preparing the ground for a surprise nuclear strike on Russia and China through the missile defence system in Europe.

Disproof

Reoccuring disinformation. It is Russia, not the US or NATO, that has threatened on numerous occations to use nuclear weapons. For example; in a documentary broadcast by Russian state TV Rossiya on 15 March 2015 (on the occasion of the first anniversary of the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol), President Putin said that he had been ready to put nuclear weapons into play bit.ly/1Dwt4oE, . On 16 March 2015, Dmitry Kiselev, (included on the EU's sanctions list) reminded viewers of his "Vesti Nedeli" show that "Russia is the only country in the world that could turn the US into nuclear ashes" bit.ly/2eFQgu6, . Six days later, Russia's Ambassador to Denmark, Mikhail Vanin, threatened to aim nuclear missiles at Danish military vessels if Denmark were to join NATO's missile defense reut.rs/2enAimW, . President Putin also brought up Russia's nuclear arms potential during a meeting with young political activists bit.ly/1qo0uwS, and with reference to Crimea cnn.it/28L9fBp, . See also further threats related to Crimea and the Baltics: ind.pn/1CRCREr, . Russia has also warned other EU Member States that they are in its sights reut.rs/1R5cd1V, .