Disinfo: After Ukraine restores its control over Donbas, Kyiv will resort...

Summary

After Ukraine restores its control over Donbas, Kyiv will resort to mass murders of Russians, Poles, and Jews in the area – because the Ukrainian government has proclaimed itself the heir of fascists.

Disproof

Extremists and provocateurs, to whom Russian media devote much attention, are indeed one of the threats faced across the country but they constitute a very small minority. The vast majority of Ukrainians want peace, stability and democracy, as witnessed by the democratic and inclusive Presidential elections held on 25 May 2014. This was reconfirmed by the parliamentary elections of 26 October 2014, where parties devoted to democratic values received the broad majority of votes. The far-right Right Sector (often depicted as "fascists" by pro-Kremlin outlets) gained only 1,8% of the votes, far short of the threshold needed to enter the parliament. Ukraine's electorate clearly voted for unity and moderation, not separatism or extremism, and the composition of the parliament reflects that (bit.ly/1Tdu8Qw), // There were no credible reports of any ethnic Russians being threatened in Ukraine; only allegations perpetuated by pro-Kremlin outlets. See e.g. the Council of Europe report: bit.ly/2dphsdX,

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  • Reported in: Issue 42
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25/09/2016
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, Russia
  • Keywords: Jews, Ethnic Russians, Donbas, Nazi/Fascist
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The annexation of Crimea was made possible thanks to the...

The annexation of Crimea was made possible thanks to the collaboration of legitimately elected local (i.e. Crimean) authorities with the local (i.e. Crimean) population.

Disproof

The annexation of Crimea was made possible thanks to Russia's illegal actions condemned by 100 UN states: bit.ly/1RZGnjo,