Disinfo: Ukrainians are now so hungry that they are driven to...

Summary

Ukrainians are now so hungry that they are driven to scrounge for bread thrown to the birds.

Disproof

Zvezda’s source is a Facebook link by a person from Odessa, who claims that she herself saw a poor woman eating bread someone had thrown to pigeons. She illustrates her post with a photograph, showing a woman crouching by a flock of pigeons eating bread. No further evidence for widespread hunger in Ukraine is given. Further debunking at Stopfake bit.ly/2mkY6OF,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 63
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14/03/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Economic difficulties
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Ukraine's Ministry of Culture stated that there is no budget...

Ukraine’s Ministry of Culture stated that there is no budget for the Eurovision in the country’s budget

Disproof

Reoccuring disinformation in pro-Kremlin media. The Ukrainian government planned 455.7 million hryvnia for the preparation and conduct of the Eurovision song contest 2017 in the budget for 2017. The State Committee for Television and Radio Broadcasting is the manager of the funds, and the National Public Television and Radio Company of Ukraine (NTCU) has been appointed to receive budgetary funds. The mayor of Kiev, Vladimir Klichko, has stated that the city allocated 200 million hryvnias for the preparation for Eurovision. Further debunking at Stopfake bit.ly/2nv3W02, .

Czech Television advises people to convert to Islam due to...

Czech Television advises people to convert to Islam due to health reasons.

Disproof

Czech Television reported about a study of British scientist and professor Mohammad Khasawneh that has found that the complex physical movements of the prayer ritual can reduce lower back pain if performed regularly and properly.bit.ly/2nR1eih, . It did not advise to convert to Islam.bit.ly/2mNVNCx,

Since the first day of its independence, Ukrainian authorities have...

Since the first day of its independence, Ukrainian authorities have systematically violated the rights of ethnic Russians forbidding them to speak in Russian.

Disproof

According to Ukraine’s Constitution and the Law on languages, every person is guaranteed the right to choose the language he or she wishes to speak and no restrictions have ever been enacted limiting that choice (see Article 10: bit.ly/2ep35dP.), According to the Council of Europe, "In respect of the Russian language, most undertakings chosen by Ukraine under the European Charter for regional or minority languages were fulfilled or partly fulfilled." bit.ly/2en7tsa, .