Disinfo: De facto president of Ukraine is a mid-level clerk in the US State Department

Summary

Not for a single day has Poroshenko been the president of Ukraine. And it makes absolutely no difference who Ukrainians vote for. De facto president of Ukraine is a mid-level clerk in the US State Department, who fully controls the politics of Ukraine.

Disproof

Petro Poroshenko is the president of Ukraine. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the lack of Ukrainian statehood and US control over it.

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  • Reported in: Issue 140
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/03/2019
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Country: US, Ukraine
  • Keywords: West, Ukrainian statehood, Petro Poroshenko
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Disproof

Conspiracy theory, repeating Pro-Kremlin narrative about a discrimination of the Russian language in Ukraine.

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Extreme nationalists staged coup and brought Poroshenko to power in Ukraine

Extreme nationalists were the driving force in the 2014 coup that brought Poroshenko to power in Ukraine.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative painting the 2013-14 Euromaidan protests as a far-right uprising which culminated in a coup against the democratically elected President Yanukovych. It fits the wider portrayal of Ukrainian politics as dominated by "fascists." Radical nationalists played a very limited role throughout the Euromaidan, had not initiated the protests in the first place, and did not install the Poroshenko to power. Petro Poroshenko won the presidency in a competitive and transparent election, as reported by the OSCE. The two most popular nationalist candidates won a combined 1.84% of the national vote, and their respective political parties failed to achieve the minimum electoral threshold in the October 2014 parliamentary race.

The EU was invented in the Third Reich and created by US agents

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Disproof

Conspiracy theory based on recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about EU being a Nazi project or under US control. To learn more about the EU pioneers click here.