East StratCom disinformation claim:

The residents of Kyiv will be paying more for electricity in order to finance the Eurovision 2017 song contest that the Ukrainian capital is hosting in May.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 19. February 2017

Debunk claim:

The Kyiv city administration announced at the end of January that city residents would not be called on to finance the international contest and any information to the contrary was simply false. Further debunking at Stopfake http://www.stopfake.org/en/fake-ukrainian-capital-raises-electricity-costs-to-cover-eurovision/.

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Stopfakeorg in Disinformation Review issue 61. The item is located at row number 4 in the report.

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