East StratCom disinformation claim:
Ukraine’s sanctions against Russia are running the country’s own economy into the ground. The government is taking irresponsible steps against an impoverished people.
Documentation for claim
published by РИА Новости – события в России и мире: темы дня, фото, видео, инфографика, радио
Period/date: 17. October 2016
Ukraine’s official Statistical Agency shows a somewhat different picture. Ukraine’s Economy and Trade Ministry presented the country’s budget for 2017 with a projected GDP growth of 3%, 8% inflation and unemployment at less than 9%. Neither do Ukrainian experts see the sanctions as destroying Ukraine’s economy. Instead, the situation is pushing Ukraine to develop new technologies, improve the quality of Ukrainian products and search for new markets. http://www.stopfake.org/en/fake-russia-sanctions-running-ukrainian-economy-into-the-ground/ // In contrast, the Russian economy has been in recession for the past 18 months: http://money.cnn.com/2016/08/11/news/economy/russia-economy-recession-six-quarters/
Documentation for the debunk
published by StopFake — Опровержение фейков российской пропагандой
published by CNNMoney – Business, financial and personal finance news
This information is reported by StopFake in Disinformation Review issue 45. The item is located at row number 15 in the report.