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Ukrainians have repeatedly asked Crimea to share the peninsula’s electricity with the bordering southern region of the country.

Summary of Disinformation

Ukrainians have repeatedly asked Crimea to share the peninsula’s electricity with the bordering southern region of the country.

Disproof

Ukraines supposed begging for electricity or gas is a favorite Russian disinformation theme. Last year several stories appeared claiming that Ukrainians were appealing directly to Vladimir Putin to help them with gas supplies. There is no evidence that the Kherson region is having electricity shortages; the regional utility limited power for several hours on March 30 for cable repairs, otherwise, electricity supply is normal and uninterrupted. Kherson, one of the sunniest areas of Ukraine is leading the country in renewable energy. It has both solar power farms and wind energy plants, where 12 new wind turbines are scheduled to be installed later this year. Occupied Crimea suffers regular electricity outages. Official sites regularly publish schedules of electricity shutoffs. Further debunking at Stopfake.org bit.ly/2oPMRud, .

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Reported in: Issue 65
Date: 27.03.2017
Language: Russian
Country: Ukraine
Keywords: Crimea
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: RIA Novosti
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