East StratCom disinformation claim:

The government of Ukraine is destroying their own industry in the interest of the EU, which does not need Ukrainian enterprises.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 6. March 2017

Debunk claim:

No evidence given. The EU is supporting, not destabilising Ukraine, through one of the most ambitious reform programmes it has ever undertaken. The provisional application of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area offers Ukraine privileged access to a market of over 500 million consumers. The EU is helping, as both currently and historically the biggest international donor to Ukraine. It has proposed an overall support package of at least €11bn to help stabilise the economic and financial situation.

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Pavel Spirin, former journalist in Disinformation Review issue 62. The item is located at row number 21 in the report.

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