After Maidan, Ukraine is ruled by the Nazis

Summary

After Maidan, Ukraine is ruled by the Nazis. European Union supports fascists in Ukraine – separatist leader Ivan Girkin Strelkov says.

Disproof

Repeating recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation.

The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction of large parts of the Ukrainian population to former President Yanukovych’s sudden departure from the Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013. The total number of members of radical groups, e.g. the "Right Sector", never amounted to more than a few hundred to a maximum of a thousand people. The vast majority of the protesters (up to two million at one time nationwide) consisted of peaceful Ukrainian citizens http://bit.ly/1Tl9X7W.

The insignificance of the "Right Sector" is evident from the election results – their candidate received 0.7% of the vote in the May 2014 presidential elections, and the party received 1.8% of the vote in the October 2014 parliamentary elections.

The 2014 presidential election in Ukraine was a genuine election largely in line with international commitments and respecting fundamental freedoms, despite the hostile security environment in two eastern regions of the country. According to the OSCE (of which Russia is a participating State) "the people of Ukraine had the opportunity to genuinely express their will at the ballot box" http://bit.ly/1hqcDuR. Similarly, Ukraine’s local elections in October 2015 were competitive and generally showed respect for the democratic process http://bit.ly/1VUL9V5.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 5
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25/11/2015
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, EU
  • Keywords: Euromaidan, Nazi/Fascist
  • Outlet: "Krasnoye TV", YouTube channel
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A survey carried out for The Independent indicates the majority…

A survey carried out for The Independent indicates the majority of Britons would prefer leaving the EU due to the lack of security caused by the unchecked migration policy of the EU.

Disproof

While the opinion poll conducted by ORB pollster after the Paris events does show that more than half of Britons want to leave the European Union, the questionnaire addressed only the yes or no question of staying in the European Union. There is no information on the Union’s migration policy in the poll: reut.rs/1NbuWXH,