Belarusians, Russians and Ukrainians are the same nation

Summary

Belarusians, Russians and Ukrainians are the same nation.

 

 

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about all-Russian nation. The "all-Russian nation" is an imperial Russian and Russian irredentist ideology that is a favoured pro-Kremlin narrative aimed at weakening the national identity of Belarusians and Ukrainians as well as their sovereignty.

Ukraine and Belarus are well-defined nation-states with a long history; both nations preserved language, literature and identity, despite foreign rule for long periods.

Other examples of pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets' attempts to question the Ukrainian and Belarusian nations can be seen here, here and here.

 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 153
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/06/2019
  • Language/target audience: German
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus
  • Keywords: Russian world, Ukrainian statehood, Ethnic Russians
  • Outlet: Sputnik Deutschland
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Disproof

Conspiracy theory, consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about political scandal in Austria, Nord Stream 2 pipeline, and US presence in Europe.

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Disproof

One of the many recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the downing of MH17 and poisoning of Sergei Skripal. 

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Disproof

One of the many recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the downing of MH17.

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