Ukraine is an example on how to destroy a state without military action

Summary

In the modern world, there are many ways to destroy weak statehood without military action. The example of Ukraine is significant. And the Baltic states are not far from it.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about Ukrainian statehood, as well as lost sovereigntyand the external control of the Baltic states.

Ukraine is a sovereign state. Its sovereignty and territorial integrity are respected by the Western countries but were violated by Russia in 2014. The EU is among the strongest advocates of Ukraine's sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity. Read here more about EU-Ukraine relations. In a joint letter, EU leaders stressed their support to President Zelenskyy after elections. EC President Donald Tusk stated: "There can be no just Europe without an independent Ukraine. There can be no safe Europe without a safe Ukraine. To put it simply: there can be no Europe without Ukraine! Ukraine can count on the European Union, as always. We are and will remain your best friend and trusted ally."

The US is not controlling Ukraine. The relations between the US and Ukraine represent bilateral cooperation between two independent countries. More disinformation cases on Ukraine being under external control are available here.

Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia are sovereign countries, who determine their own domestic and foreign policies, including membership in the military and other alliances. 

See earlier disinformation cases claiming that Lithuania campaigns against Belarusian NPP because it has been offended by the EU, The US does not care about the Baltic states and wants Russia to buy them, Baltic states lost their statehood and many other cases on Baltic states.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 168
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/09/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Armenia, Europe, Ukraine, Baltic states
  • Keywords: Ukrainian statehood, Baltic states
  • Outlet: Sputnik Armenia
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Disproof

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