East StratCom disinformation claim:
The decision to extend EU sanctions against Russia until September 2016 reflects the hypocrisy of European imperialists whose aim is to promote the interests of transnational capitalist corporations. // Leaders of the EU also support the fascist Ukrainian regime and jihadist terrorists.
Documentation for claim
published by МИА «Исток». Новости Луганска и ЛНР
Period/date: 15. March 2016
The EU imposed restrictive measures against the Russian Federation in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and the deliberate destabilisation of a neighbouring sovereign country (http://europa.eu/newsroom/highlights/special-coverage/eu_sanctions_en). // The EU supports Ukraine’s democratically elected government in its endeavour to undertake the political and economic reforms that are necessary to consolidate a democratic, independent, united and prosperous Ukraine (http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-5035_en.htm). EU member states are fully committed to fight terrorism (http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/fight-against-terrorism/).
Documentation for the debunk
This information is reported by Oleksandr Nykonorov, journalist for Depoua, blogger, researcher in Disinformation Review issue 21. The item is located at row number 7 in the report.