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Belarusians, Russians and Ukrainians are the same nation

Summary of Disinformation

Belarusians, Russians and Ukrainians are the same nation.




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.


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Reported in: Issue 153
Date: 07.06.2019
Language: German
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus
Keywords: Russian world, Ukrainian statehood, Ethnic Russians
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Sputnik Deutschland
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