Disinfo: Biden is a war criminal who is behind Ukrainian nationalist regime

Summary

Biden is one of the founders of the Ukrainian nationalist regime. He was in charge of the American intelligence services that helped to carry out a coup in Ukraine and to use neo-Nazis for a campaign of terror against all dissenters in 2014. Biden is undoubtedly a war criminal. He must be punished for numerous murders in Ukraine, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and the overthrow of the legitimate government in Ukraine.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on Ukraine and its relations with the United States, consistent with the pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives framing popular protests as Western-led colour revolutions.

Ukraine is a sovereign, democratic state. The US, its political leaders, including Joe Biden, the Democratic or the Republican parties, do not control Ukraine. The US, and Joe Biden in particular, did not control the protests in Ukraine in 2013-2014. The demonstrations were a result of the Ukrainian people's frustration with former President Yanukovych's last-minute U-turn when, after seven years of negotiation, he refused to sign the EU–Ukraine Association Agreement and halted progress towards Ukraine's closer relationship with the EU.

Joe Biden is not a war criminal, he did not use neo-Nazis in Ukraine. For 30 years he served as a member of the US Senate before becoming the US Vice-president in 2008. On November 3, 2020, he was elected the President of the United States.

The Ukrainian government, which came to power after Euromaidan, did not use force to suppress the dissenters. The myth of Nazi-ruled Ukraine has been the cornerstone of Russian disinformation about the country since the very beginning of the 2013-14 Euromaidan protests, when it was used to discredit the pro-European popular uprising in Kyiv and, subsequently, the broader pro-Western shift in Ukraine's foreign policy.

See other disinformation cases alleging Ukraine is under external control: that the US has taken Ukraine under external control; that neo-Bandera's Ukraine is under the US and NATO control; that Ukraine is under US control; that US Embassy controls decisions taken in Ukraine; or that US and IMF define and control political appointments in Ukraine.

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  • Reported in: Issue 219
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/11/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukraine, Joe Biden, Euromaidan, Coup, War in Ukraine
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The West demands Ukraine stops coal mining

The Government of the United Kingdom demanded that Ukraine completely stops mining coal and using it to generate electricity. The Acting Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Olha Buslavets spoke about this.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukrainian statehood.

The Acting Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Olha Buslavets has commented on an offer to join to Powering Past Coal Alliance:

The water problem in Crimea is Ukraine's fault

The problem of providing water to the people and irrigating lands in Crimea appeared in 2014 when Ukraine unilaterally cut off the water coming through the North Crimean Canal from the Ukrainian province of Kherson to the peninsula.

Disproof

A recurring disinformation narrative to hide the truth about Ukraine, the Crimea, and the North Crimean Canal.

The main condition for the renewal of the agreements on the water supply to the Crimea is the presence of legitimate authorities on the peninsula, which are absent after the annexation in the Crimea.

The 2020 US presidential election was marked by fraud and media bias

There’s quite an amusing tweet from eight years ago, in which Donald Trump warns about electoral fraud: “‘It doesn’t matter who you vote for, it matters who is counting the votes.’ Be careful of voter fraud!” This is what Trump wrote a month before the 2012 presidential election.

And what is happening now is certainly astounding. Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani stated there had been machinations during the vote count. Even the OSCE notes the bias in the American TV channels’ coverage of the US election.

Disproof

The story is part of an emerging pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative seeking to delegitimise the conduct and results of the 2020 US presidential election.

The OSCE report referred to in the segment noted that President Trump had issued warnings of large-scale falsification "without presenting any substantial evidence of systematic malfeasance and contradicting election officials at all levels" (p. 3), and that "[i]n contrast to these allegations, national security agencies issued statements attempting to reassure citizens about the integrity of the election process" (p. 11).