Disinfo: 2019 parliamentary elections are the last ones in Ukraine

Summary

These parliamentary elections were the last in Ukraine. There will be no elections in 2024. There will be no country called Ukraine. The events in the Middle East will make everyone forget what Ukraine is. We are talking about the WW3. Russia will be forced to let the refugees through to Ukraine, Europe and Turkey will do the same. The refugees will flood Ukraine, and it is going to be the end of the country.

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Conspiracy theory with no substance or evidence. See more cases about the elections in Ukraine and narratives about The Third World War.

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  • Reported in: Issue 158
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/07/2019
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine
  • Keywords: WWIII, Elections
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Ukrainian language does not exist, it is a dialect of Russian

The law on the Ukrainian language regulates a language that is simply a dialect of Russian.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the existence of a separate Ukrainian language and the language law. Ukrainian is an East Slavic language and the official state language of Ukraine. It is one out of 20 Slavic languages. Linguists trace the origin of the Ukrainian language to the Old Slavic language of the early medieval state of Kievan Rus'. The Modern Ukrainian language has been in common use since the late 17th century. According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, modern literary Ukrainian emerged out of the colloquial Ukrainian tongue at the end of XVIII century. Attacking the Ukrainian language is one of the recurring topics of pro-Kremlin propaganda. Similar examples can be found here.

MH17 was a carefully planned operation against Russia

The downing of MH17 flight was not an accident, it was a carefully considered and prepared multi-faceted domestic operation. Russia was deemed guilty by default.

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One of the multiple disinformation narratives on the downing of the MH17 denying Russia's responsibility. See here an info-graphic summarizing evolution of disinformation narratives. The Dutch-led criminal investigation by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has been ongoing since 2014. On 28 September 2016, the JIT announced that flight MH17 was shot down by a missile from the 9M38 series, which was launched by a BUK TELAR missile system. The system was transported from the Russian Federation to an agricultural field near the town of Pervomaiskyi in Eastern Ukraine, from where the missile was launched. After firing, the system - with 1 missing missile - went back to the Russian Federation. On the 24th of May 2018, the JIT announced its conclusion the BUK TELAR used to shoot down MH17 came from the 53rd Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade, a unit of the Russian armed forces from Kursk in the Russian Federation. On the basis of the investigation conducted by the JIT, consisting of law enforcement agencies from Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, Ukraine and the Netherlands, the Dutch Public Persecution service will persecute Igor Vsevolodovich GIRKIN, Sergey Nikolayevich DUBINSKIY, Oleg Yuldashevich PULATOV and Leonid Volodymyrovych KHARCHENKO for causing the crash of the MH17 and murdering of 289 persons on board. The Public Prosecution Service alleges the four cooperated to obtain and deploy the BUK TELAR at the firing location with the aim of shooting down an aircraft. For that reason they can also be held jointly accountable for downing flight MH17. The European Union and NATO have called on the Russian Federation to accept its responsibility and to fully cooperate with all efforts to establish accountability. On the basis of the JIT’s conclusions, the Netherlands and Australia are convinced that Russia is responsible for the deployment of the Buk installation that was used to down MH17. The two governments are formally holding Russia accountable.

The Polish ruling elites are pursuing an anti-Russian policy

The Polish leadership did not invite Russian President for events related to the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II. Since 2015, the Polish elites have been represented by a new party that consistently stands the anti-Russian line. The current demarches of Warsaw do not have any logic.

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One of the recurring Pro-Kremlin narratives Elites vs. People, describing particularly Polish elites as Anti-Russian. Poland is often targeted by Russian propaganda, which portrays Poland as anti-Russian and aggressive toward Russia. The fact that Warsaw did not invite the Russian leader to celebrations was explained by the Polish leadership: "Invitations have been sent to the EU, NATO, and Eastern Partnership members, but not to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. Invitations have been issued according to a contemporary, not a historical context." Pro-Kremlin outlets often use WWII narratives, both to strengthen the myth of the Red Army, to accuse Poland of being an initiator of WWII, of history rewriting and of intention to destroy the world order.