US openly instructs Moldovan democrats what to do with Russian-language media in Moldova

Summary

US openly instructs Moldovan democrats what to do with Russian-language media in Moldova. The Democrat deputy Sergei Sirbu received a letter from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) where the US agency expressed its concern about the fact that the expansion of information in Moldova from Russian media is dangerous to Moldovan citizens.

 

Disproof

Sergey Sirbu says he hasn’t received such letter and USAID Moldova stated that the letter is fake. The letter was spread on social media and it contains stylistic mistakes and punctuation errors.

www.facebook.com/USAIDMoldova/posts/1701016686576386,

Further debunking: api.md/news/view/ro-fals-usaid-i-a-expediat-o-scrisoare-deputatului-democrat-serghei-sirbu-1646,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 79
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/09/2017
  • Language/target audience: Moldova
  • Country: Moldova, Russia, US
  • Keywords: US presence in Europe, Media
  • Outlet: aif.md
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Angela Merkel has said: “If I want, you will read in tomorrow’s newspapers that 98% of the population is happy with my policies.”

Angela Merkel has said: “If I want, you will read in tomorrow’s newspapers that 98% of the population is happy with my policies.”

Disproof

Angelma Merkel hasn't said so. The small print in the picture says "In (Satira) Veritas Uwe Ostertag”. The author is Uwe Ostertag. According to Correctiv, he is a "professional troll".
Further debunking: correctiv.org/echtjetzt/artikel/2017/09/06/fake-news-tiefer-geht-immer/,

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If the country refuses to join the EU, it is punished with a Maidan like in the case Yanukovych. If the country does not want to pay, it receives a default like Greece.  If you do not accept refugees, you receive sanctions like Poland and Hungary, while if you do not accept gays and do not conduct gay parades, you get fines like Cyprus.

Disproof

No evidence given. Before entering the EU, each country chooses to agree or not with complying with EU's conditions for membership. Countries wishing to join need to have: stable institutions guaranteeing democracy, the rule of law, human rights and respect for and protection of minorities; a functioning market economy and the capacity to cope with competition and market forces in the EU; the ability to take on and implement effectively the obligations of membership, including adherence to the aims of political, economic and monetary union.
ec.europa.eu/neighbourhood-enlargement/policy/conditions-membership_en,
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Results of the Association Agreement in Moldova: People have become much poorer and the social genocide continues

After three years of implementation of the Association Agreement with the European Union, the Moldovan people have become much poorer and social genocide continues. After three-year implementation of the Association Agreement with the EU, the worst fears about the consequences of signing this document were justified.

Disproof

The EU is the most important trading partner for the Republic of Moldova, and the largest donor. eeas.europa.eu/delegations/moldova/1538/republic-moldova-and-eu_en,

The trade performance of the Republic of Moldova during the first two years of DCFTA implementation was negatively affected by several factors (with no relation to the Association Agreement signed with EU):
continuous political instability in the Republic of Moldova, less favourable national/regional economic situation (banking crisis, theft of the billion, MDL devaluation, US dollar appreciation, unfavourable climatic conditions, decrease in the international prices for some products), regional geopolitical tensions (the armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine). www.expert-grup.org/en/biblioteca/item/1409-evolutia-fluxurilor-comerciale-rm-ue-dupa-2-ani-de-implementare-a-zlsac/1409-evolutia-fluxurilor-comerciale-rm-ue-dupa-2-ani-de-implementare-a-zlsac,