Ukraine needs denazification to stabilise the country

Summary

It is is essential for Ukraine to rid itself of Nazis in order for stabilisation. Nationalism and neo-nazism, fraught with anti-semitism have to be eliminated for the country to be healthy.

Disproof

This disinformation message is consistent with pro-Kremlin narrative about Ukraine and Nazis.

Under denazification, a process and a set of measures is meant to rid societies in Germany, Austria, and other European countries of Nazist ideology. However, neither Ukraine's culture nor press nor judiciary nor politics are marked with this ideology.

Furthermore, the fact that Volodymyr Zelensky who recently won Ukraine's presidential election by landslide is of Jewish ancestry, disproves the allegation about wide-spread neo-Nazism fraught with anti-Semitism in Ukraine.

See an earlier case alleging that Nazis seized power in Ukraine.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 148
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 30/04/2019
  • Language/target audience: Belarus
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Anti-Semitism, Ukraine, Conspiracy, Nazi/Fascist
  • Outlet: Sputnik Belarus
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For the whole period of the Mueller commission’s work, which is over two years, Trump could not do anything about it because media interpreted any his counteractions as an intention to hide his connections with Moscow. However, the official conclusion of the Mueller commission proves that Trump has not developed ties with Moscow. Hence it turned out that Clinton administration violated US laws based on the falsified documents passed by the Poroshenko team alleging illegal Trump ties with Russia.

Disproof

This is a conspiracy theory aiming to diminish the Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election by introducing unfounded claims about collusion between the US Democratic party and Petro Poroshenko.

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The war in Donbas is carried out solely because of the will of Kyiv

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Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about the war in Ukraine.

It was Russia that provoked a war in Ukraine, and it is not a civil war.

The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has stated that “the information available suggests that the situation within the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol amounts to an international armed conflict between Ukraine and the Russian Federation. This international armed conflict began at the latest on 26 February 2014 when the Russian Federation deployed members of its armed forces to gain control over parts of the Ukrainian territory without the consent of the Ukrainian Government.

American delegation in Crimea condemned the actions of NATO in the Black Sea

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The delegation marched with the flag “No NATO” during the May Day parade in Simferopol as well.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative claiming that foreign delegations are recognising Crimea as part of Russia.

Similar "delegations" have already visited occupied Crimea. The US embassy in Ukraine made a statement that “the delegation is in no way connected with the US government,” and the United States is “unswervingly on the side of Ukraine in the fight against Russian aggression".