Disinfo: 20 to 30 percent of Ukrainians think like Nazis

Summary

For 30 years virus of xenophobia and Russophobia spread in Ukraine. And it has consequences. 20 to 30 % of people in Ukraine think like Nazis, they adhere to Nazi principles: if someone is ill, not strong, they must be removed. Sick, crippled, mentally challenged are not necessary – this is a purely Nazi approach.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Nazi Ukraine. See a previous disinformation case alleging that Ukraine is a Russophobic Nazi state.

The disinformation message appeared after dozens of protesters in a Ukrainian town have attacked buses carrying evacuees from coronavirus-hit China. 

The protests were ignited after a mass email claiming to be from Ukraine’s health ministry spread false information that there were five cases of coronavirus in the country, on the same day a plane carrying evacuees from China arrived. According to the Security Service of Ukraine, the email has originated from outside of Ukraine.

 

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  • Reported in: Issue 185
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/02/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: coronavirus, Nazi/Fascist
  • Outlet: Vremya Pokazhet @ Pervyi Kanal [41:25 - 42:12]
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Brainwashed Ukraine is a threat to Europe; Maidan and coronavirus have united in one in people’s brain

The last 5-6 years of informational propaganda, have decreased the intellectual capacities and increased hatred so much, that today not only Russia, but also Europe must be afraid of Ukraine.

Maidan and coronavirus have united in one in people’s brain.

Disproof

Recurring disinformation narrative undermining Ukraine and its European aspirations. See a similar disinformation case, claiming that Ukraine is the largest arms supplier to Islamic terrorists in Europe.

The disinformation message appeared after dozens of protesters in a Ukrainian town have attacked buses carrying evacuees from coronavirus-hit China. 

Euromaidan was a coup by special services of foreign states

Sincere condolences are sent to the people of Ukraine in connection with the anniversary of the coup, in which the special services of foreign states (the US, the UK, Canada, and Poland) overthrew the legitimate authority.

Disproof

This is a recurring effort by pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets to present the Euromaidan protests in Ukraine in 2014 as a coup fomented by the Western countries. Similar cases include: The US has recognised Euromaidan as a coup controlled by US officials and The West organised the Maidan coup to make Ukraine an anti-Russian state.

In fact, the demonstrations that began in Kyiv in November 2013, called the "Maidan" or "Euromaidan", emerged organically as a result of the Ukrainian people's frustration with former President Yanukovych's last-minute U-turn on the highly anticipated EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, which had been under negotiation for seven years. See the full debunk of this disinformation claim here.

Moscow did not interfere in US elections

Washington has repeatedly accused Russia of interfering in the US presidential elections that took place in 2016 by means of organized piracy operations on social media networks. Moscow denied these allegations, stressing that it was not involved in such operations.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation denying Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.

Before the Mueller report was published, Russian meddling in the 2016 election had already been established by US intelligence agencies.