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Fake: Poroshenko Wanted to Exchange Crimea for NATO Membership

Scores of Russian media circulated stories last week claiming that in 2014 Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko allegedly wanted to exchange Crimea for membership in the European Union and NATO. The source of this claim is former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili, who from May 2015 until November 2016 was the governor of Ukraine’s Odesa province. Saakashvili told Ukrainian journalist Dimitri Gordon that Poroshenko told him Ukraine should get used to the

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Fake: European Parliament accuses President Poroshenko of church schism to win presidential election; Ukraine is an artificial language constructed by the USSR. Five years of relentless fakes about Crimea.

Fake: Food Prices Rise 500% under Poroshenko Presidency

Several Russian and Ukrainian publications disseminated fakes this week claiming that under the presidency of Petro Poroshenko, food prices have risen by 500 percent. Ukraina.ru, Gazeta.ru, Rambler, Znay.ua, Tiviy Portal all featured stories based on a Facebook post by the director of the Ukrainian Association of Retail Suppliers Oleksiy Doroshenko. Doroshenko cites price increases provided by Ukraine’s State Statistical Service, an organization that monitors prices and other economic indicators. His

Manipulation: President Poroshenko Deprived of Verona Honorary Citizen Status because of Stolen Paintings

Verona’s legislators stripped Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko of his Honorary Citizen status because of his “selfish intentions”. The Ukrainian leader is dragging out the process of returning paintings stolen from Verona’s Castelvecchio Museum in the hope of receiving a reward from the Italians declared Ukraina.ru, Lenta.ru and Argumenty I Fakty. These distorted Russian media manipulations concern 17 old masters paintings which were stolen from Castelvecchio museum at the end of

Fake: Ukrainian President’s Wife Finds True Ukrainian Identity Only in the US

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s wife Marina allegedly said that true Ukrainian identity is found in the United States. This claim was disseminated by the pro-Kremlin sites Ukraina.ru, Times.com.ua SMI2, all of whom refer to the Ukrainian President’s press office as the source for their claim. According to these Russian sites, Marina Poroshenko allegedly said this when she visited the Ukrainian museum and library in Stamford, Connecticut. Mrs. Poroshenko was accompanying

Fake: Poroshenko Allows Lumber Smuggling to EU

“Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko authorizes lumber smuggling to EU countries” declared a July 23 headline in the pro-Kremlin internet site Ukraina.ru. Having vetoed a bill designed to protect Ukraine’s forests from logging, Poroshenko is supporting the illegal export of valuable lumber, Ukraina.ru claims. In a further distortion of reality, Ukraina.ru calls the veto a “smuggling permit” and alleges that Ukraine’s Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman vowed to save the country’s forests

Fake: President Poroshenko Proposes Crimeans be Deprived of Ukrainian Citizenship

This week the usual suspects – TASS, RIA Novosti, Ukraina.ru, RT, Lenta.ru announced that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko intends to deprive  of Ukrainian citizenship all those who live in Crimea and were forced to take Russian passports because of Russia’s annexation of the peninsula. “With this initiative, Petro Poroshenko actually recognizes the inhabitants of the peninsula as citizens of Russia” RT declared. Meanwhile the Russia appointed leader of Crimea Sergei

Fake: President Poroshenko’s Confectionary Company Opening New Branches in Russia

Russian web sites, both reputable and marginal, regularly publish fake stories claiming that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s confectionery company Roshen is expanding its operations in the Russian Federation. All these stories are fake, Roshen has only one factory in Russia which opened in 2001 in Lipetsk, 438 kilometers (272 mi) southeast of Moscow and even that is now closing. The latest fakes claim that new Roshen factories are opening in

Fake: Poroshenko Admits Returning Crimea Unrealistic

Russian media misrepresented Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko this week, claiming that he admitted returning Russian annexed Crimea back to Ukraine at the present time is unrealistic. What Ukraine’s President actually said during his annual address to the Ukrainian parliament is that Ukraine cannot return Crimea militarily at the present time, but will ultimately do so through legal means. Russia’s news agency TASS not only misrepresented Poroshenko’s actual words, but added

Fake: Poroshenko Donetsk Greeting Outrages Residents

Russia’s NTV channel published a news story claiming that a greeting from “bloody” Poroshenko to the city of Donetsk outraged city scores of people on social media. These outraged residents are really social media accounts of people living in Russia or fake accounts created just for trolling. Donetsk celebrates its city holiday on August 27. On that day President Poroshenko’s Facebook page featured a greeting to the city residents, telling

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