Disinfo: Ukrainians go to Poland to save its economy since Ukraine's economy has failed and cannot be saved

Summary

Ukrainians go to Poland to save its economy because Ukrainian economy has already failed and cannot be saved any more.

Disproof

The rating agency Standard&Poor’s has improved their prognosis for Ukraine's economy and deems it as having a stable outlook www.reuters.com/article/brief-sp-says-ratings-on-ukraine-affirme/brief-sp-says-ratings-on-ukraine-affirmed-at-b-b-outlook-stable-idUSFWN1IE0XV,

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  • Reported in: Issue 91
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/12/2017
  • Outlet language(s) Belarusian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Poland, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Economic difficulties
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Donetsk People’s Republic launches representative office in Helsinki

Donetsk People’s Republic launches representative office in Helsinki.

Disproof

The “Donetsk People’s Republic” is not recognized by Finland and therefore cannot have an embassy or other official representation in Finland. Neither are the separatist groups in eastern Ukraine recognized by the UN, the EU or the OSCE. A diplomatic mission can be founded only between countries that have established diplomatic relations and only by mutual consent. A Finnish source claims that it acts as the “Representation of the Donetsk People’s Republic” or the “Embassy of the Donetsk People’s Republic” in Helsinki. Finland emphasises the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine. Finland does not approve of the unilateral efforts to separate regions of Ukraine from the country itself. http://www.finland.org.ru/public/default.aspx?contentid=326873&contentlan=1&culture=fi-FI, www.stopfake.org/en/fake-donetsk-people-s-republic-office-opens-in-finland, Ria Novosti and Tass published both the disinformation about opening a representation of DPR and the debunk by the Finnish Foreign Ministry: ria.ru/world/20171208/1510491372.html, , www.vesti.ru/doc.html?id=2963523,

Ukrainian Army uses white phosphorous

The Ukrainian army has shelled a water-treatment facility in Ukraine’s rebel-controlled eastern city of Donetsk with white phosphorous.

Disproof

The claim has been disproved by the OSCE's Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine. On December 8, an SMM camera at the Donetsk water-treatment facility did indeed record ceasefire violations. But the OSCE said in its daily report that the projectiles flew from east to west and made no mention of white phosphorus. Kyiv's Anti-Terrorist Operation denounced the incident as one more case of "Russian propaganda." www.facebook.com/ato.news/posts/1782946181716180, , www.unian.info/war/2289829-osce-surveillance-camera-at-donetsk-water-filtration-plant-records-increased-fire-by-militants.html,

Due to migration, the number of rapes in Sweden has increased by 1000% in two years

From 2015, when the migration wave began, the number of rapes in Sweden increased by 1000%. The mainstream media is silent about it.

Disproof

According to Swedish authorities, the number of reported rapes since 2015 is up by 1,4% - a far cry from 1000% as claimed in the article. So, the number of reported rapes in Sweden has risen. But the definition of rape has broadened over time, which makes it difficult to compare the figures. It is also misleading to compare the figures with other countries, as many acts that are considered rape under Swedish law are not considered rape in many other countries. For example: If a woman in Sweden reports that she has been raped by her husband every night for a year, that is counted as 365 separate offences; in most other countries this would be registered as a single offence, or would not be registered as an offence at all. Willingness to report such offences also differs dramatically between countries. A culture in which these crimes are talked about openly, and victims are not blamed, will also have more cases reported. Sweden has made a conscious effort to encourage women to report any offence www.government.se/articles/2017/02/facts-about-migration-and-crime-in-sweden/, , www.notisum.se/rnp/sls/lag/19620700.htm#K6, , www.bra.se/brott-och-statistik/statistik-utifran-brottstyper/valdtakt-och-sexualbrott.html,