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StopFakeNews #120 [ENG] with Jim Kovpak

The latest edition of StopFake News with Jim Kovpak. This week’s fakes include Russian claims that the US and Canada are ending military cooperation with Ukraine; Russia’s man in the UN says no one in the Security Council supports Ukraine and how about those 700 tanks in occupied eastern Ukraine… where did they come from?

Fake: US and Canada End Military Cooperation with Ukraine

Russia’s Defense Ministry television station Zvezda aired a story this week claiming that the US and Canada were ending their military cooperation with Ukraine. Citing Ukrainian military analyst Serhiy Zhurets, Zvezda announced that several American and Canadian companies were no longer supplying Ukraine with components for the production of weapons. Zhurets, the director of the Defence Express consulting company, speaking at a press conference examining why the West is not

Fake: 700 Tanks in Occupied Eastern Ukraine are Spoils of War

Ask Kyiv where the 700 tanks came from, Russia does not send tanks to the Donbas, declared Russian Presidential spokesman Dimitry Peskov, responding to reports that some 700 tanks are currently on the territory of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics. The editor in chief of Russia’s eminent military newspaper Natsionalnaya Oborona Igor Korotchenko told the Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda that military hardware in the occupied territories could come

Fake: UN Security Council Refuses to Support Ukraine

Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin told RT that Ukraine received no support from UN Security Council members during a meeting devoted to the escalated fighting in eastern Ukraine in the region of Avdiivka. “They were supported by only the United Kingdom and the United States. The rest said that Minsk agreement must be carried out “, – Churkin said. Security Council members agreed that the conflict

StopFakeNews #120 [ENG] with Christi Anne Hofland

The latest edition of StopFake News with Christi Anne Hofland. This week’s fakes include claims that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is advocating lifting Russia sanctions; a new “Caliphate” will be built for Crimean Tatars in Kherson province and Kyiv to kill stray dogs in the capital before Eurovision.

Fake: Kyiv to Cull Stray Dogs for Eurovision Song Contest

At the end of January the Eurovision Song Contest’s official German language site published a story claiming that Kyiv authorities were planning a massive culling of stray dogs in the Ukrainian capital before the May 2017 song contest. The article includes petitions addressed to Eurovision organizer, the European Broadcasting Union and to Kyiv mayor Vitaliy Klitschko calling on them to stop the inhumane killing of street dogs. The article claims

Fake: Turkey Building New Caliphate in South Ukraine

Russia’s notorious Life news has called the planned Turkish construction of housing for Crimean Tatars displaced by Russia’s annexation of Crimea a New Caliphate project. Another Russian publication, Utro.ru claims that Turkish companies are building an individual urban Eden in southern Ukraine just for Crimean Tatars. These publications cite one of the leaders of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis executive governing body, Reza Shevkiyev, who recently addressed a regional meeting in

Ukrainian Football for a Strong United Ukraine

Ukrainian football fans have been very active in Ukrainian politics since the Maydan revolution and they have taken a strong stand against Russia’s incursion into eastern Ukraine and its annexation of Crimea. Danish journalist Michael Andersen has covered the Eastern Europe and Central Asia for over twenty years. He is currently working on a documentary film about the role of Ukrainian football fans and ultras in defending Ukraine against Russian

Fake: Poroshenko Calls for Ending Russia Sanctions

This week Russian media declared that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was calling for western sanctions imposed against Russia to be lifted. Vesti, RIA Novosti, Sputnik News, Ukraina.ru and other sites ran this fake story. The source for this manipulated claim is an interview the Berliner Morgenpost newspaper conducted with President Poroshenko during his recent official visit to Germany. While Poroshenko did speak about Russia sanctions, he did not advocate lifting

StopFakeNews #118 [ENG] with Cynthia Sularz

The latest edition of StopFake News with Cynthia Sularz. This week’s fakes include renewed accusations of neo-Nazism against Ukrainian footballer Roman Zozulya, claims that Russian separatists regained control of a town they never actually held and what is really causing Kyiv’s winter haze?

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