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Fake: Crimea Supported Ukraine for Many Years

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that annexed Crimea had always subsidized Ukraine despite the fact that the peninsula itself was lacking. Putin made this announcement while visiting Crimea to mark the sixth anniversary of Russia’s annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula Ukraine in 2014. Putin’s claims are completely untrue; Crimea and the entire southeastern region of Ukraine were heavily subsidized up to 2014, receiving more from the state budget than they

Moscow’s territorial virus: Countering the Kremlin’s incapacitation of Ukraine

By Janusz Bugajski, for CEPA ​The recent announcement in Kyiv by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s Chief of Staff that the government is willing to enter into negotiations with Russia’s proxies controlling parts of the Donbas illustrates how Russia’s subversion of Ukraine resembles the spread of a virus. The infection may be barely noticeable at the outset but can stealthily expand until it paralyses a targeted state and amputates its territories. The

A Weeks’ Worth of Crazy Coronavirus Fakes

As the number of people around the world infected by the Covid-19 pandemic grows, so does the number of fakes concerning this deadly virus. Every day hundreds of alleged “cures” for the coronavirus are published on social media, new posts claiming to tell “the whole truth” about the virus appear regularly as do panicky posts in parents’ chat rooms on Facebook,  Viber or Whatsapp. StopFake has collected some of the

Fake: Coronavirus to Bring Food Shortages in Ukraine

Ukraine will face serious food shortages and rising food prices because of the coronavirus, announced the pro-Kremlin online publication Ukraina.ru, illustrating their alarmist fake story with empty supermarket shelves. The publication cites Alexey Doroshenko, an expert from Russia’s National Council on Economic Development who claims that problems with food supplies in Ukraine have already begun as the number of merchant ships from China to Ukraine has shrunk drastically and the

Fake: Ukraine Has Not Complying with Minsk Agreements for Five Years

Russian RT is once again spinning one of its favorite narratives about the Russian made war in eastern Ukraine – that Ukraine has not implemented any of the Minsk agreements, the hasty peace deal signed by Ukraine, the Russian Federation and the self-proclaimed Russian separatist Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics in 2014 and 2015. According to this narrative Ukraine is the guilty party, not interested in peace or fulfilling the

Fake: Ukraine Demolishing and Desecrating Red Army Soldiers Monuments

Ukraine is massively demolishing and desecrating monuments of Red Army soldiers, demonstrating once again that Neo-Nazism is growing in Ukraine, pro-Kremlin media declared earlier this week. This claim is completely untrue. While some 2.5 thousand monuments were dismantled in Ukraine as part of the country’s official de-communization process, most of them were statues and busts of Lenin. Russian Deputy Defense Minister Andrei Kartapolov declared that “neo-Nazism is raising its head

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