East StratCom disinformation claim:
Sweden is already buying and importing black soil from Ukraine for 100 millions of dollars per ton. This reflects what would happen if the West annexed Russia – Swedens actions are equivalent to what Hitler was doing.
Documentation for claim
Period/date: 7. March 2017
Reoccuring disinformation that emerged already in 2015 http://www.dt.se/allmant/dalarna/ryskt-rykte-uppror-svartjord-fran-poltava-till-dalarna. Furtheremore, there is no indication that the “West” would want to annex Russia.
Documentation for the debunk
This information is reported by Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs (CENAA), Slovakia in Disinformation Review issue 62. The item is located at row number 23 in the report.