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Fake: EU Demands Control over Ukraine’s Anti-Corruption Bodies

Russian and Ukrainian news sites featured stories this week claiming that Western creditors were displeased with Ukraine and wanted to control Kyiv’s anti-corruption initiatives.  Newsfront, Correspondent.net, Telegraph.by, Imag.one, Slovo.Odesa, My.ua, Istochnik.info, and Publica.ua all featured this fake narrative. Citing an interview with the RBK Ukraine news agency, Newsfront writes that European Union Ambassador to Ukraine Matti Maasikas said the EU fears that Ukraine’s anti-corruption bodies will withdraw from the control

StopFake will participate in the media coverage monitoring of the local elections with the support of the EU and the Council of Europe

On 7 September 2020 the coalition of civil society organisations consisting of Journalism Ethics Commission, “Human Rights Platform”, “Ukrainian Institute of Media and Communication”, “Stop Fake (Ukraine)” and association “Women in media” with the support of the Project “European Union and Council of Europe working together to support freedom of media in Ukraine” is launching the monitoring of media coverage of 2020 local elections in Ukraine. The aim of the monitoring is

Fake: EU Gives Ukraine Loan in Exchange for Surrendering Sovereignty

Ukraine has been receiving EU Macro-financial assistance (MFA) since 2014. For Ukraine, the policy conditions for its €1.2 billion MFA program relate to strengthening public finance management, governance and rule of law, reform of the judiciary, competition in the gas market, improving the business climate and governance of state-owned enterprises. Nowhere in the bilateral agreement regarding the aid is there a single condition that implies or states that Ukraine is

Kremlin Watch Briefing: Russia’s Pillars of Disinformation and Propaganda

Topics of the Week First victims of the first-ever EU cyber-sanctions against cybercrimes GEC Special Report: Russia’s Pillars of Disinformation and Propaganda Could the international aid for Beirut cause more harm than relief, if the global leaders stick to their ultimatums? Good Old Soviet Joke A schoolboy wrote in his weekly essay: “My cat just had seven kittens. They’re all communist.” The following week, the boy wrote: “my cat’s kittens

Fake: EU Delegation Visits Crimea

Scores of Russian media announced last week that a delegation of European Union politicians and experts had traveled to Russian occupied Crimea on a working visit. The nine person group included five European Parliament deputies from France.  Such delegations show up periodically in Crimea and Russian media gleefully call them official visits, but in reality they are private visits by pro-Russian individuals with close ties to the Kremlin. In a

NEPLP restricts most influential Kremlin’s propaganda channel in Latvia

By NEPLP The National Electronic Mass Media Council of Latvia (NEPLP) in compliance with sanctions imposed by Council of the European Union (EU) has decided to restrict the distribution of seven RT (formerly known as Russia Today) group programmes in Latvia, which in the opinion of Latvian security authorities are most influential Russian propaganda channels in the West Europe. RT, RT HD, RT Arabic, RT Spanish, RT Documentary HD, RT

Fake: Ukraine to Revise the EU Association Agreement Due to its Inequality

This week Russian media announced that Ukraine is about to revise its Association Agreement with the European Union. They came to their senses six years later: why Ukraine wants to revise the EU agreement that Maidan stood for blared the headline of the conservative orthodox site Tsargrad. Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Vadym Prystaiko has in fact expressed the need to revise the terms of the

Russia’s EU rep rewrites Cold War history with bogus conspiracy theories

By Polygraph Vladimir ChizhovRussia’s Permanent Representative to the EU“… American Plan Totality developed on the personal order of Harry Truman after the atomic bombings of Japanese Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, to carry out nuclear attacks against 17 major Soviet cities and industrial centres. They were followed by CIA chief Allen Dulles’ Plan aimed at destroying the USSR by means of propaganda, sowing mistrust among nationalities and social groups,

Secret labs and George Soros: COVID-19 disinformation in the EU Eastern Partnership countries

By EU vs Disinfo As COVID-19 spread across the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood, conspiracy theories, misleading information and disinformation followed in its wake. For pro-Kremlin media, the pandemic offers new opportunities to build on existing disinformation narratives and spin new ones. Secret labs For years, pro-Kremlin disinformation sources have been exploiting the false trope of secret Western-sponsored military laboratories “in Russia’s neighbourhood”. Of these, the most significant is the case of

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