Tag "Петро Порошенко"

StopFake News #228 with Marko Suprun

Fake: US and EU open corruption investigation cases against President Petro Poroshenko. Ukraine’s new proposed language law prohibits the use of all languages other than Ukrainian. Acting Health Minister bans antiseptics.

Manipulation: Poroshenko Orders Open Fire in Donbas

Ukraine’s Commander in Chief President Petro Poroshenko allegedly ordered an offensive in Russian occupied Donbas in order to save lives. This is how RIA Novosti, Moskovskyi Komsomolets, Novorossiya, Izvestia, the Federal News Agency, IRNET.ru and others interpreted President Poroshenko’s October 11 speech during a visit to the Clear Sky military exercise in the western Ukrainian Khmelnytsky region. President Poroshenko did address the troops during the military exercise and he did

Fake: Ukraine’s President Acknowledges Donbas Loss

Kyiv has lost the Donbas, Ukraine loses control over the Donbas, even the president admits this – such headlines heralded the latest fakes presented this week by Russia’s best and brightest disinformation entities. Russia Today, NTV, TVC,  Lenta.ru, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Ukraina.ru, Argumenty I Fakty, RBK,  Russian Defense Ministry channel Zvezda, Novorossiya and others all disseminated this fake story. Russian media claimed that Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko admitted to losing the

Fake: UN Secretary-General launches tribunal proceedings against Poroshenko

The pro- Russian site Politnavigator has published a story claiming that UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has begun preparations for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to be brought before a tribunal. Politnavigator’s source for this story is Denis Pushilin, the speaker of parliament of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic who said that Ban Ki-moon’s recent comments about the role of Russia in ending the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine ”create the

Fake: Merkel Insults Poroshenko and Yatsenyuk

The Russian website Optimist has once again used well respected international media as a source for a fake.   On January 4 Optimist posted a story alleging that German Chancellor Angela Merkel insulted the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. Optimist claims that Deutsche Welle correspondent Frank Hofmann showed Merkel a tweet by President Poroshenko of an Economist magazine cover on which Vladimir Putin’s photo was replaced

Fake: Poroshenko Orders Total Blokade against Crimea

On November 22, Ukraina.ru falsely reported that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had decided to “completely block up the Crimea” by putting a stop to all trade and cargo to the peninsula. The site claimed that the President had taken this decision after meeting with the leaders of the Crimean Tatars, Mustafa Dzhemilev and Refat Chubarov, on November 21 in Kyiv. However, there is no information regarding Poroshenko’s reaction concerning statements

Fake: Ukrainian TV Forbidden from Showing Handshake between Putin and Poroshenko

On October 18, posting on Facebook, the former creative producer for the 112 Ukraine television network falsely claimed that Ukrainian television channels hadn’t shown images of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko shaking hands in Paris before a meeting on October 2. The producer, Viktor Zubritsky, wrote: “And so Poroshenko shook Putin by the hand, but he wished that Ukrainians didn’t know about it. And in some

Russia 24 Falsely Reports on Poroshenko’s Proposed Amendments to Constitution

The Russian television network Russia 24 falsely reported about new powers it said would be conferred upon the president of Ukraine after the adoption of constitutional amendments regarding the decentralization of powers. The journalist states (from 3:10): “As for the local self-government authorities, the president can dissolve them by his decision at any time. He even does not have to consult with anybody.” This was reported after Ukraine President Petro

Russian Media Misinform about Cancellation of Meeting between Ukrainian and Polish Presidents

On May 27, RIA Novosti, Russia Today, Zvezda and other Russian media falsely reported that a meeting between the newly-elected Polish President Andrzej Duda and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had been cancelled because of a new Ukrainian law that officially recognizes the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) of the Second World War. The information seems to be based solely on an article by Tadeusz Isakowicz-Zaleski, who wrote: “Having signed the scandalous

Ukrainians petition Facebook against ‘Russian trolls’

Campaigners are urging Facebook to act against what they describe as Russian attempts to silence pro-Ukrainian voices. They say numerous accounts critical of the Kremlin have been suspended following false reports of abuse filed from Russia. Ukraine’s president has urged Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to create a special administrative office to deal with the complaints. Russia has not commented on the claims. Addressing Mr Zuckerberg on Facebook, President Petro Poroshenko

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