East StratCom disinformation claim:

Petro Poroshenko was speaking to Donald Trump in English, not in Ukrainian – which means he behaves like a slave and vassal.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 5. February 2017

Debunk claim:

Using a different language does not mean being someone’s vassal. For example, Vladimir Putin was addressing the German Bundestag in German in 2001: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FRVOPGwXf0&feature=youtu.be&t=2m40s

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Pavel Spirin, former journalist in Disinformation Review issue 58. The item is located at row number 14 in the report.

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